Trade Skeptics Want To See USTR's Banking Correspondence

By Alex Lawson (May 29, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A coalition of watchdog and advocacy groups on Thursday called on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to release his communications with banking industry leaders in order to quell fears that massive trade accords could be used to chip away at crucial regulations covering financial services.

The Communications Workers of America, Friends of the Earth, Public Citizen and seven other groups sent a letter to Froman demanding to see all of his correspondence with the 10 largest financial services institutions since he assumed his post nearly two years ago.

Pointing to concerns about the potential dilution of the reforms in the 2010...

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