|Oscar López Triviño|
TPP is an abbreviation for the much-maligned Trans-Pacific Partnership. But it also works as shorthand for Terrible Policy for Pescatarians and is equally apt.
Thirty-six freshmen U.S. House Democrats are urging colleagues to speak out on "fast-track" trade authority and the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
They want Congress to carefully vet the TPP to make sure it's in the best interests of American families. And they are skeptical of fast-track negotiations that derail the job Congress is supposed to do.
(UPDATES with new 9th graf to add the senate approved the resolution too.)
Maine lawmakers want Congress to vet every word of an upcoming trade deal to make sure it doesn't harm American families.
Mainers don't think members of Congress should pull a fast one on American workers with "fast track" legislation that doesn't let them examine trade deals before they're passed.
Many in Congress seem open to approving fast track for trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Maine's state lawmakers think that's a bad idea.
Be very afraid. Corporate CEOs are lobbying Congress for a renewal of fast-track authority.
That means they want lawmakers to quickly approve trade deals negotiated in secret -- without any amendments and limited debate.