Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority
January 13, 2014 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Amusingly, no House Democrats have thus far been willing to co-sponsor the Obama Administration's USTR's request for Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Both TPP itself and fast track authority are opposed labor and environmental groups such at the AFL-CIO, Public Citizen, and CTC, as well as internet activists. (previously)

See also Global Trade Watch's twitter and techdirt's trade promotion authority tag.
posted by jeffburdges (5 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Heya, this reads kind of bloggy and in medias res as framed, I think if this is worth posting about it needs to be presented a little more clearly. -- cortex

Hey, the media is quoting Wikileaks as a source of information again.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 12:53 PM on January 13, 2014 [1 favorite]

Amusing to whom?
posted by ReeMonster at 12:56 PM on January 13, 2014

I'm please this came out when everyone is remembering Aaron Swartz because he played a significant role in killing SOPA which then raised awareness of trade deals on the internet like ACTA.
posted by jeffburdges at 12:58 PM on January 13, 2014

opposed by labor and environmental groups?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:59 PM on January 13, 2014

Do you have any sources that have arguments based on citations rather than just saying "nuh-unh, no it doesn't". I'm sure they are out there, really, I do, but articles that make statements like "Insulting to anyone with at least half a brain." in their text are just sort of flame baitey rather than teaching.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:01 PM on January 13, 2014

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