Test: LSAT Logical Reasoning

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Foreign trade with other countries will improve quickly if we amend the Constitution so that the President can execute trade agreements with other countries without the current rule requiring a 2/3 approval of the Senate. This is because obtaining a 2/3 vote in the Senate allows extensive debate regarding the merits of a prospective trade agreement, but the process to obtain this 2/3 vote is extremely slow and cumbersome. 

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

Most senators would refuse to support an amendment to the Constitution that would limit their power.

Companies make decisions based on proposed free-trade agreements.

The process to obtain a 2/3 vote in the Senate, which consists of thorough research and deliberation, prevents the implementation of trade agreements that would have negative effects on trade. 

Some improvements in trade are due to other factors besides trade agreements.  

Some senators are willing to support a proposed trade agreement if a President from the same political party negotiates it.

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