Before lawmakers vote on the trade pact, however, they will consider whether to rubber stamp the TPP and give it a quick up-or-down vote with little debate and no chance to amend it. Fast-track authority, as it is called, is a violation of Congress’ constitutional responsibility to fully vet any trade deal. It would keep the anti-worker TPP a secret until it is too late. Fast track must be stopped.Not all countries negotiating the TPP are rushing ahead with approval. Just this week, Malaysia announced that it was putting the brakes on the agreement so it could study it further. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry said:
The Cabinet is of the view that Malaysia should not be bound by any fixed time line with regard to the TPPA.
No one is against trade; we’re just against unfair trade. We’ve seen enough lost jobs, shuttered plants and hollowed-out communities. It’s time to rebuild the middle class, not tear it down, and that means trade deals that benefit working Americans.U.S. families deserve better. That’s why it’s so important that we let our elected officials know they must stick up for their constituents above corporations. Fast track has to be derailed. The TPP needs to be fully hashed out by lawmakers, not just by multinational corporations.
Tell your lawmakers to put the brakes on fast tracking the TPP. To contact your members of Congress, go to http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50740/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8906. Let them know regular people demand to be part of the process.