June 26, 2015

Alliance Members Rally at Senators’ Offices Ahead of TPA Vote

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 60-37 to advance “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), after the measure passed the House last week on its second major vote.  While TPA got 14 Democratic votes the first time around, a number of Senate Democrats were hesitant to advance a measure that didn’t include any form of Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Alliance members rallied outside the offices of Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Bill Nelson (FL), Tom Carper (DE), Chris Coons (DE), and Ron Wyden (OR)on Monday, urging them to vote “no” on the pending measure.

“Now the secret language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be revealed to the world,” saidRuben Burks, Secretary-Treasurer of the Alliance. “We will continue to fight to stop the TPP from being implemented, to ensure that prescription drug prices do not rise due to this bad trade deal.”

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