Τρίτη, 28 Απριλίου 2015

Over 2,000 Groups Urge Opposition to Fast Track


Fast Track was designed in the 1970s when trade negotiations were focused on cutting tariffs and quotas. Today’s pending “trade” agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are much broader, and would set binding Citizens Trade Campaign policy on Congress and state legislatures relating to patents and copyright, food safety, government procurement, financial regulation, immigration, healthcare, energy, the environment, labor rights and more. Such a broad delegation of Congress’ constitutional authorities is simply inappropriate given the scope of the pending agreements and the implications for Congress’ core domestic policymaking prerogatives.

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