Lawmakers, Unions, Enviros Rip 'Fast-Track' Trade Powers

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 3:33 PM EST) -- A pair of Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday vowed to oppose “fast-track” trade authority that would limit congressional input on trade talks, joining union and environmental group officials who criticized negotiations for proposed agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership as being too secretive.

Speaking on a conference call with several labor union leaders and the executive director of the Sierra Club, Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that they would oppose granting trade promotion authority to the Obama administration, so long as it constricts...
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