Resisting Fast-Track Trade

LI Groups Oppose Approval Process
Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) speaks against fast-track approval
Photo credit: Ed Betz | Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) speaks against fast-track approval of free-trade agreements in Hauppauge yesterday. (Jan. 23, 2014)

Rep. Tim Bishop joined union leaders, environmentalists and other activists Thursday to call on Congress to reject President Barack Obama’s request for fast-track approval of future free-trade agreements.

Fast-track approval prohibits Congress from making changes to trade deals once they’ve been agreed to by the United States and foreign countries. Senators and House members must vote up or down.

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