In an op-ed to The Hill, Representative Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., blasted the secrecy behind the administration’s attempt to Fast Track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal.
“Congress is granted the constitutional authority to provide important oversight and approval to trade legislation. Yet the TPP has been negotiated largely in secret – what we do know about many of its troubling provisions come through leaks rather than a seat at the negotiating table.”
Rep. Sanchez also says trade language appears to vastly similar to that of trade agreements in the past.
“Past trade agreements, like NAFTA and CAFTA, have failed to deliver on stated promises to create good U.S. jobs, increase trade surpluses, improve workers’ and human rights, and establish a cleaner and more sustainable environment. There is nothing in the TPP to show it will be different than the previous record of broken promises.”
Click here to read the entire op-ed.