The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority today. The bill passed with a vote of 218-208.
Keep up the good work by thanking those in Congress who stood with working families on trade by voting no on both parts of the Fast Track bill.
"The voices of everyone working to ensure future trade deals safeguard workers and the environment have been heard."
We're flooding our representatives' phones today asking them to vote "No" on all trade bills.
Following arm-twisting from Obama, 10 Senate Democrats who had voted against debate on fast-track changed their positions.
Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.
"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."
The lawmakers said the two pacts, especially the TPP, cover far more than trade.