PATCHOGUE, NY– Voters gather to engage in a mock funeral procession outside Congressman Lee Zeldin’s office for U.S. jobs, safe food, clean air and water, and U.S. sovereignty all killed off by the Trans Pacific Partnership. Congressman Zeldin’s support of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (Fast Track) makes him an accessory to this, as Fast Track is the essential tool to railroad bad trade deals through Congress. Voters urge Congressman Zeldin to vote ‘NO’ on Fast Track. 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):