“Barack Obama was given the authority he has long sought to expedite negotiations for a massive trade deal with countries on the Pacific rim, propelling the US toward a landmark agreement that, both proponents and critics agree, will reshape the global economy.”
“The Republican-controlled Senate finally passed legislation on Wednesday that gives the president the power to “fast-track” negotiations with the 11 other countries party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.”
These 13 Democrats joined Republicans in the Senate to vote 60-38 to send the TPP Fast Track to Obama’s desk. Let’s call them out for betraying their constituents for corporate interests. Sign the petition!
Here’s a good article explaining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) from The Guardian.