Fast track negotiating authority

One of my choices for president for many reasons, most of all because she is intelligent enough to not run!

Also I have tangled with her a few time, she is a no holds bar, up front, honest person and has always put the people first!

Rosa DeLauro

Rosa Luisa DeLauro is the U.S. Representative for Connecticut’s 3rd congressional district, serving since 1991.

She is a member of the Democratic Party.

The district is based in New Haven, and includes most of that city’s suburbs.

A group of House Democrats is teaming up with labor, environmental and religious groups to rally against fast-track trade authority for President Obama.

The coalition of Democrats and interest groups ramped up their opposition Thursday to trade promotion authority, amid growing Republican support for the Obama administration’s ambitious trade agenda.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), who for months has been outspoken against granting fast-track, argued that the agreements “go well beyond trade,” and they need to be carefully scrutinized by lawmakers and the public before they reach Congress.

She said the trade deals would seep into and weaken the U.S. regulatory framework on everything from food to medicine and favor big companies over middle-class workers, and that Congress should be move involved in the process, instead of just rubber-stamping deals.

“An up or down vote is simply not acceptable,” DeLauro said at a press conference on Capitol Hill.

July 2013, Michael Froman, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, renewed efforts to obtain Congressional reinstatement of “fast track” authority.

At nearly the same time, Senator Elizabeth Warren questioned Froman about the prospect of a secretly negotiated, binding international agreement such as TPP that might turn out to supersede U.S. wage, safety, and environmental laws.

Other legislators expressed concerns about foreign currency manipulation, food safety laws, state-owned businesses, market access for small businesses, access to pharmaceutical products, and online commerce.

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