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Growing congressional criticism exposes weakness of TPP

Nearly 170 members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined the growing chorus of those concerned about a proposed Pacific Rim trade deal that could place American workers and consumers at risk.

The bipartisan collection of lawmakers called on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to support strong textile protections for U.S. firms as part of the ongoing negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and want to make sure safeguards are included in any proposed deal.

Today's Teamster News 07.12.13

Consumer groups fret as first round of European trade talks nears end  McClatchy   ...as negotiators prepare to end the first round of talks in Washington on Friday, many consumer groups in the United States and Europe fear their governments will be a little too flexible, rushing to help corporations cash in on billions of dollars in new business...

Today's Teamster News 01.25.13

U.S. business urges Obama to pursue new trade negotiating power  Reuters  ...A leading U.S. business group urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to build on trade successes of the past two years by seeking legislation that would allow him to submit trade deals to Congress for straight up-or-down votes without amendments...

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