'Deeply Concerned' Democrats Ask To Watch TPP Talks

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A group of congressional Democrats has urged U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to let them observe the next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, saying Congress members have been allowed to sit in on past negotiations of significant trade pacts.

In a letter to Kirk dated Aug. 28, eight Democratic members of Congress requested access to the TPP negotiations, scheduled to begin later this week, saying they “remain deeply concerned” about the impact of some of the measures being discussed. Their worries about the proposed trade agreement...
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