Hillary Clinton comes out against TPP

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Clinton told PBS’ Judy Woodruff Wednesday in Iowa that, “As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it.” The former secretary of state cited the “high bar” she set earlier in the year as the reason she was giving the deal a thumbs down.
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Will Hillary Clinton flip on trade?

Democratic Presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Iowa
As much as she might want it, Hillary Clinton won’t get a free pass on free trade. Clinton has presented herself as a skeptic of the biggest trade deal in recent history, saying this summer that “we should prepared to walk away” from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership unless it boosts Americans’ wages and national security.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

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ATLANTA – The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia.

House passes ‘fast track’ trade bill

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WASHINGTON–The U.S. House narrowly approved, 218-208, a six year renewal of trade promotion authority in an ongoing effort to revive President Obama’s trade agenda in the face of stiff Democratic opposition. Republicans, working closely with the White House, are executing a new strategy to pass the authority, also known as TPA or “fast track,” as well as trade adjustment assistance (TAA), an aid program for displaced American workers.


Fast Track Down

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The Fast Track trade authority package was rejected Friday because two years of effort by a vast corporate coalition, the White House and GOP leaders – and weeks of deals swapped for yes votes -could not assuage a majority in the House of Representatives facing constituents’ concerns that more of the same trade policy would kill more jobs, push down wages and open a Pandora’s box of other damaging consequences.

Public Citizen Press Room

House Expected to Vote Wednesday to Repeal Country-of-Origin Meat Labels Due to a Trade Agreement Provision That Is Replicated in the TPP Groups Warn Congress That Fast Tracking the TPP Trade Deal Would Topple More U.S. Consumer Protections; Public Citizen Releases List of Top U.S. Consumer, Environmental Policies Undermined by Past Trade Deals WASHINGTON, D.C.