Patchogue, NY– Adam Weissman of Trade Justice New York Metro speaks about the unusual alliance across the political spectrum in opposition to the Fast Track and Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal currently under consideration in Congress. Voters gathered in opposition to TPA TPP, and held a funeral procession with remarks outside of Congressman Lee Zeldin’s office. May 27, 2015.
On March 6, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin signed a letter pledging his commitment to work with Obama for Fast Track. The fast track negotiating authority for trade agreements (also called trade promotion authority (TPA)) is the authority of the President of the United States to negotiate international agreements that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend or filibuster.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an all-out assault on U.S. national sovereignty that would unconstitutionally transfer legislative powers from the U.S. Congress, our state legislatures, and our city and county governments to multi-national corporations and unaccountable international bureaucrats at the World Bank’s International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the UN. Incredibly, it also would transfer judicial powers from our federal and state courts — which are bad enough — to globalist TPP judges at regional tribunals and the WTO. It would also confer huge advantages on foreign businesses and large multinationals, while at the same time putting companies that operate here in America — especially small and medium-sized enterprises — at a competitive disadvantage. American businesses would remain shackled by the regulations of EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc. while their foreign competitors could operate here unimpeded by those same strictures.
Congressman Zeldin signs letter to Obama pushing for Fast Track:
Community calls on Congressman Zeldin to Stop Fast Track:
New Yorkers protest Congressman Zeldin’s support of Fast Track (April 1):