Trump's promise to drain the swamp and reject TPP appears to have been left back on the campaign trail as the president-elect is loading his cabinet with TPP supporters.
Context: When people attacked New Balance, the reason, ironically enough, was its opposition to the TPP, an agreement many on the left oppose
If Americans want to take out their rage over lost jobs, or stagnant wages, or the decline of the middle class, or the crushing income inequality plaguing the nation’s economy, they should focus their anger on Republicans.
While trying to attack Tim Kaine on TPP, Donald Trump accidentally leveled his own running mate Mike Pence.
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) issued a statement in which he vowed to do everything he can to defeat the TPP, saying we need trade agreements work for working families, not big corporations.
During an interview on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) got warmed up for the upcoming Democratic debate by contrasting his consistent positions on Keystone XL and TPP with Hillary Clinton's recent adoptions of popular Democratic positions.
President Obama will give Congress at least 90 days to debate the agreement after it's posted online before signing it. Love it or hate it, this commitment, when fulfilled, will make this the most transparent agreement on record.
With pressure mounting on her candidacy from the Bernie Sanders campaign, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is promising that he will do everything he can in the Senate to stop TPP from being approved.
Apparently going nowhere for now in the Nation's Capital are the three pieces of stinko trade legislation that nobody wants to register a vote for or against before confronting voters.
President Obama's trade agenda barely cleared a key Senate hurdle as the Senate voted 60-37 to advance the Trade Promotion Authority bill to a final vote.
The U.S. House derailed President Obama’s trade bill on Friday. The chamber rejected an amendment designed to save the trade bill 302-126. That measure would have granted financial aid to workers displaced as a result of the trade agreement. However, skeptical members of both parties struck down that amendment, leaving Obama’s controversial trade bill “stuck at the station”, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The 61 House Democrats led by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are demanding a new funding mechanism for the cost of TAA for displaced workers; but they did not call for a corporate tax hike to cover the cost. Why? Because this is America and corporations get a free ride which is precisely why Washington politicians let corporations write the trade agreement in secret.
In a fiery statement after the Senate voted to advance a bill that would give President Obama fast track trade authority, Sen. Bernie Sanders hammered the Senate for siding with corporations while harming American workers.
Big business is getting bashed and outmaneuvered by unions who have mobilized and are winning the battle over the TPP and trade agreements.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) celebrated his victory on TPP today by promising a very long battle against the controversial trade agreement.
After Senate Democrats successfully blocked the TPP from advancing, Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to throw a hypocritical tantrum where he lectured Democrats that blocking bills was not the answer.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) handed a big win to the opponents of TPP by getting Senate Democrats to block fast track trade authority from moving forward.
House Republicans have been trying to gather votes for weeks, but they remain at least 20 supporters short of the number needed to pass a bill that would give President Obama fast track trade authority.
What is duplicitous and very telling about how Republicans operate, and where their only loyalties and priorities lie, is that they are pushing the President to seek unilateral authority to negotiate and sign an international trade deal; something that requires congressional approval. And yet they have done everything in their power and all but forbid him from exercising his rightful executive authority where Congress has no say according to the Constitution; like on immigration enforcement and negotiating with foreign governments.