Fast-Track Trade Bill Faces Pushback From Progressives

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 3:40 PM EST) -- A progressive advocacy group on Friday ramped up efforts to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and legislation that would grant “fast-track” trade authority to President Barack Obama, urging its members to push their representatives in Congress to fight the trade policies.

The progressive-leaning Democracy for America sent an email to its members saying they should call their local congressional representatives and urge them to vote down a proposal that would grant trade promotion, or “fast-track,” authority to the Obama administration. The authority generally allows the executive branch...
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