House Dems Rip USTR Tobacco Proposal In Pacific Trade Pact

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Dozens of House Democrats on Wednesday criticized the U.S. proposal for handling tobacco regulations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, becoming the latest group to claim that the Obama administration backpedaled from a prior plan that did more to protect tobacco controls.

A group of 56 Democratic members of the House sent a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to have the U.S. Trade Representative's office reconsider a proposal it tabled during the 19th formal round of TPP negotiations, which took place in late August in Brunei....
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