The emptiness of past promises stands as a stark warning of the likely emptiness of the promises now to come. We know the trade deal that America needs. If the TPP is not do that, it does not deserve our support: and if it does not deserve our support, that support should not be given.
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"Of course, we still have more work to do on behalf of our workers, which is why I'll continue to encourage Congress to pass
"I mean these are things I鈥檓 for and most everybody is for. I want to do trade enforcement. I want to do trade adjustment
"My standard for any trade agreement is that it must create good-paying 21st century jobs, increase the paychecks of American
The Senate on Tuesday handed President Barack Obama the biggest legislative victory of his second term, with a dramatic vote clearing the way for major trade agreements with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.
The Huffington Post sits down with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and discusses the impact of Fast Track legislation on foreign policy beyond free trade.
Democrats now hope to attach a reauthorization to a highway bill as an amendment. With the 60-vote threshold cleared, the
Moves seem well underway in the Republican-controlled Senate to fast-track the vote on fast-tracking -- maybe as early as this coming Tuesday. That would be a pity, since the arguments for not passing the proposed trade deal continue to be worthy of long and slow consideration.
Obama and Congressional Republicans have few areas of agreement. Opponents of their shared trade agenda seek to make that list shorter. Anti-trade advocates should question whether they are either blinded by an idealized partisanship that can only lead to paralysis, or captured by special interests at odds with the general welfare.