On April 16, a new Trade Promotion Authority bill was unveiled by the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee. These committees are expected to expedite this bill and report it out for a vote in the full House and Senate in the next few weeks. Votes on the bill could be delayed if there aren’t sufficient votes for passage.
President Obama had asked Congress for “fast-track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) so that he can finish negotiating and sign two trade “partnership” agreements, one with eleven Pacific Rim nations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and another with the European Union known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
We consider the introduction of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill to be a very big deal. Arguably the biggest threat to the continued existence of the United States as an independent nation under the Constitution is the Obama administration’s current initiative to negotiate and get congressional approval of the TPP and TTIP agreements. These agreements would put our nation on the path to political integration with the other nations involved in these negotiations and are being promoted by the same organizations that destroyed the independence of 28 European nations with the creation of the European Union.
And, since virtually everyone believes that the TPP and TTIP deals cannot be approved by Congress without a TPA bill in place, we must prevent congressional approval of TPA. We’re asking our members and all supporters of our national independence to phone their representative and senators now in strong opposition to the TPA bill.
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