“The Hatch-Wyden-Ryan Fast Track bill is halted – for now. That’s good news for America’s working families, domestic producers, and communities. We appreciate those senators who stood with working people today against a bill that would have led to undemocratic trade deals that lower wages and eliminate jobs. This vote sends a message loud and clear.
If Congress is serious about creating jobs, reviving U.S. manufacturing, and raising wages, it needs to use its leverage to reshape the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It must remove special legal privileges for foreign investors, add enforceable rules to prevent currency manipulation, strengthen rules of origin, and redouble efforts to ensure workers everywhere -- from Hannibal, Missouri, to Hanoi, Vietnam -- can organize and bargain collectively.”
Contact: Sean Savett (202) 637-5018