Source: Public Citizen.
Top congressional leaders, including Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, the chair and vice-chair of the Senate finance committee, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, chair of the House ways and means committee, announced their support for “fast track” approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
This would mean that the House would have 60 days to discuss this complicated agreement, and the Senate an additional 30 days, after which they would have to vote the agreement up or down, without amendment.
But the fact that the leaders support fast track doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. The procedure still must go before the House and Senate as a whole.
I think the TPP is a bad idea, but, even it were a good idea, it deserves more discussion than fast track would allow.
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