USTR Won't Let Issa Into TPP Talks

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration on Thursday rebuffed a request from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that he be allowed to “observe” the upcoming round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying the outspoken critic of the long-planned trade pact could attend only public portions.

Issa, who has frequently criticized the Obama administration for being overly secretive in its dealings with the TPP and publicly released a piece of the trade pact in March, said Wednesday he hoped that watching the negotiations would “alleviate some of [his] concerns about...
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