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Friday Alerts

May 01, 2015

Alliance Members Testify before NYC City Council, Rally to Oppose TPP Agreement

Leaders from the Alliance joined other representatives from New York City’s labor, environmental, and social justice groups in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on Monday, testifying before the New York City Council and rallying on the City Council steps.
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Press Release

April 15, 2015

Retiree Organization Warns That Prescription Drug Costs May Increase Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in anticipation of the “fast track” trade promotion authority bill by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR): “This is a fast track to higher drug prices. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal could make drugs even more expensive for seniors.
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National Journal Congressional News

May 04, 2015

In Senate GOP's Iran Standoff, the Rebels Are Losing

Most Republicans are siding against Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton in their quest for tough amendment votes.
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Health Care News from National Journal

May 03, 2015

Outlook: Union Rules, Budget Endgame, and the Slow March to Fast-Track

While the House enjoys recess, the Senate will focus on Iran and a few other items.
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