Rep. Lipinski Warns of Another Attempt to Pass Fast-Track Trade Bill (June 17, 2015)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) issued the following statement today regarding the pending vote on TPA, known as Fast-Track:

“It appears that another effort will be made as soon as tomorrow to pass the Fast-Track trade bill in the House.  The bill is going to be brought up with little notice because the supporters know they have a better chance of passing it if the American people are kept in the dark.  This is the same strategy that has been used all along.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will be facilitated by passing Fast-Track, is still being hidden from the American people. 

“I will continue to fight against the Fast-Track bill and urge my colleagues to do the same.  Congress must not give up its power to stop another bad trade agreement like NAFTA or the recent Korea Free Trade Agreement from killing more high quality middle class American jobs and America’s manufacturing base.  Fast-Track is the wrong track for America.”