The Hill: McConnell vows to pass trade bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday vowed to pass fast-track trade legislation before the Memorial Day recess, brushing aside calls for a prolonged floor debate on amendments. [Reposted from The Hill  |  Vicki Needham and Jordain Carney  |  May 18, 2015] “I want to be very clear … the Senate will finish its work…

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NYT: The Mis-selling of TPP

One of the great blog posts of all time was from Daniel Davies, who declared — apropos of Iraq — that [Reposted from The New York Times  |  Paul Krugman  |  May 19, 2015] Good ideas do not need lots of lies told about them in order to gain public acceptance. It’s a good dictum;…

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WTO Orders U.S. to Gut U.S. Consumer Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling Policy, Further Complicating Obama Fast Track Push by Spotlighting How Trade Pacts Can Undermine U.S. Consumer, Environmental Policies

For Immediate Release:  May 18, 2015                                                  Contact: Symone Sanders (202) 454-5108, [email protected]; Lori Wallach (202) 454-5107, [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today’s final ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body against popular U.S. country-of-origin meat labeling (COOL) policy spotlights how trade agreements can undermine domestic public interest policies, Public Citizen said today. The WTO…

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AAM Press Release: POLL: Americans Oppose a Trade Deal Without Prohibitions on Currency Manipulation

Nine in 10 Voters Want Congress to Prevent Currency Manipulation in International Trade Deals Washington, D.C. – Nearly three-fourths of U.S. voters say that Congress should oppose trade deals that do not prohibit currency manipulation, according to a new Ipsos poll. Almost all Americans – both Democrat and Republican – say it is important to have…

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