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    Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    This is good news.Hopefully this trade deal never passes.It amazes that Many of these same politicians who voted for this trade deal do not want to help workers who will lose their jobs as a result of this trade deal.

    Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House | Reuters
    The House of Representatives on Friday delivered a blow to President Barack Obama's signature goal of strengthening ties with Asia but could try again as soon as Tuesday to reverse defeat of a measure central to a Pacific Rim trade pact.
    In a dramatic vote, Obama's own Democrats, as well as Republicans, rejected a program to give aid to workers who lose their jobs as a result of U.S. trade deals with other countries. The measure was soundly defeated in a 302-126 vote.
    That was quickly followed by the House's narrow approval of a separate measure to give Obama "fast-track" authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. But the legislation is stuck in the House because of the defeat Obama and House Speaker John Boehner suffered on the first vote.
    A House Republican aide told reporters Republican leaders hope to try again Tuesday to pass the worker aid portion of the bill. That would allow the entire trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation to be signed into law by Obama, but its chances were unclear.
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest dismissed the failed vote as a "procedural snafu" and was confident Democrats would come around to support the measure.
    Republican Pete Sessions said Democrats would have to do some "soul-searching this weekend" to figure out the future of the worker support program, known as trade adjustment assistance (TAA.)
    "We're going to pass TPA," said Sessions, the head of the powerful House rules committee. "The question is going to be whether TAA is going to be in it."
    The worker aid program drew heavy opposition from both parties, with 158 Republicans joining 144 Democrats in voting "no."
    Trading partners such as Japan have urged the U.S. Congress to pass fast-track to help wrap up a Pacific Rim trade deal covering 40 percent of the world's economy.
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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is good news.Hopefully this trade deal never passes.It amazes that Many of these same politicians who voted for this trade deal do not want to help workers who will lose their jobs as a result of this trade deal.

    Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House | Reuters
    The House of Representatives on Friday delivered a blow to President Barack Obama's signature goal of strengthening ties with Asia but could try again as soon as Tuesday to reverse defeat of a measure central to a Pacific Rim trade pact.
    In a dramatic vote, Obama's own Democrats, as well as Republicans, rejected a program to give aid to workers who lose their jobs as a result of U.S. trade deals with other countries. The measure was soundly defeated in a 302-126 vote.
    That was quickly followed by the House's narrow approval of a separate measure to give Obama "fast-track" authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. But the legislation is stuck in the House because of the defeat Obama and House Speaker John Boehner suffered on the first vote.
    A House Republican aide told reporters Republican leaders hope to try again Tuesday to pass the worker aid portion of the bill. That would allow the entire trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation to be signed into law by Obama, but its chances were unclear.
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest dismissed the failed vote as a "procedural snafu" and was confident Democrats would come around to support the measure.
    Republican Pete Sessions said Democrats would have to do some "soul-searching this weekend" to figure out the future of the worker support program, known as trade adjustment assistance (TAA.)
    "We're going to pass TPA," said Sessions, the head of the powerful House rules committee. "The question is going to be whether TAA is going to be in it."
    The worker aid program drew heavy opposition from both parties, with 158 Republicans joining 144 Democrats in voting "no."
    Trading partners such as Japan have urged the U.S. Congress to pass fast-track to help wrap up a Pacific Rim trade deal covering 40 percent of the world's economy.
    I find it interesting how this trade bill requires a component in it to deal with all the people who will lose jobs should it pass. That little trip wire sure causes me to step back a few paces from understanding what is being attempted here.
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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    anyone see where hillary stands on this?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    anyone see where hillary stands on this?
    Hillary isn't taking a stand on much of anything that matters right now. She is pushing some 'feel good' non consequential ideas publicly but otherwise isn't granting any access to the media who might ask questions like that.
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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    anyone see where hillary stands on this?
    She's still checking the polls in between practicing her southern accent.

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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Hillary isn't taking a stand on much of anything that matters right now. She is pushing some 'feel good' non consequential ideas publicly but otherwise isn't granting any access to the media who might ask questions like that.
    Some people would rather stay quiet and be thought of as fools, than speak up and remove all doubt. People who have run for the GOP in the last few elections seem to ignore this a lot.
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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Some people would rather stay quiet and be thought of as fools, than speak up and remove all doubt. People who have run for the GOP in the last few elections seem to ignore this a lot.
    Well, I would rather somebody stick their neck out and say what they think about something, even if I disagree, than think their name or the letter following their name is sufficient reason to put them into positions of high power. Maybe that makes me a fool, but oh well. . .
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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Well, I would rather somebody stick their neck out and say what they think about something, even if I disagree,
    That's great, not everybody wants to address the same issues in every election. If you'd like to know Hillary's stances on the TPP, you're welcome to use Google to find it. - Why, I did a 0.02 second search on Google and found this!

    Hillary Clinton on Free Trade

    Critics have said that the agreement would ease regulations protecting both laborers & the environment, despite claims from Clinton to the contrary: "Our goal for TPP is to create not just more growth, but better growth. We believe the TPP needs to include strong protections for workers, the environment, intellectual property, and innovation," Clinton said at the event in 2011. "It should also promote the free flow of information technology and the spread of green technology, as well as the coherence of our regulatory system and the efficiency of supply chains."
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    Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House
    sweet. thumbs up!

    the trade agreement is going to pass anyway and screw over US workers like all of the other ones, but at least it is stalled for a microsecond.

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    Re: Obama quest for fast-track trade bill defeated for now in House

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Well, I would rather somebody stick their neck out and say what they think about something, even if I disagree, than think their name or the letter following their name is sufficient reason to put them into positions of high power. Maybe that makes me a fool, but oh well. . .
    one of the things i like most about Bernie Sanders
    no wet finger in the air of public opinion required. he will tell you where he stands

    back to the OP

    disappointing the congress would object to providing assistance to Americans who lose their wage earning capability because of the outcome of the trade bilk

    having screwed the common working man, watch them make a gift of fast track to Obama and the chamber of commerce

    The U.S. Business Coalition for TPP is a broad-based and cross-sectoral group of U.S. companies and associations ...
    Coalition Members

    3M Company

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    ACE Group

    Advanced Medical Technology Association

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