BREAKING NEWS: Senate Passes Procedural vote on TPP Fast Track – 60 – 37

Posted: June 23, 2015 in Media
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(Washington) – President Obama’s fast-track trade bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, all but ensuring it will win final passage this week and be sent to the White House for his signature.

Despite deep reservations from many in the president’s party, enough Democratic senators appear ready to join most Republicans to finish the legislation, which has sputtered in Congress but is a top White House priority.

A last-minute flip-flop from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who announced Tuesday morning he would now oppose the bill because it had become tangled in Washington “deal-making,” did not upend the vote. Senators agreed 60-37 to advance the measure.

“With just a little more trust, a little more cooperation, and simply voting consistently, we’ll get there,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said earlier this week. “We shouldn’t let this opportunity for significant bipartisan achievement slip past us.” A final vote is likely for Wednesday.

The politics of the trade vote have divided both parties, but especially Democrats, who worry it will cost American jobs. Earlier this month in a rare rebuke of Obama, House Democrats blocked an earlier version of the fast-track measure from advancing. But days later, House Republicans passed a new fast-track bill and sent it back to the Senate.

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  1. Dean says:

    Bipartisan votes? Have you lost your mind Mitch McConnell you traitor! What about what the people want? Americans do not want this. …none of us do! TRAITOR

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    • Dean take a look at the link at the top it will bring you to another article with a link to a TON of actions you can take to fight the TPP, even though we both know our efforts are likely pointless. Still feel better trying. Thanks for reading

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  2. Bonnie Cruickshank says:

    I sure wish our constituents in Washington would have listened to what “We the People” wanted. We did not want this at all. I also would have liked it not to have been such a big secret. The last bill that we had to pass in order to read was a disaster. I’m not expecting anything less from this bill. We have been betrayed by those who were supposed to be serving our best interests. Our founding fathers must be turning over in their graves knowing what is going to be happening to their precious country. May God have mercy on us all.

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    • Bonnie, our Founders have been turning in their Graves for so long they probably dug themselves half way to China. The corruption is the worst in world history the only difference is they haven’t committed mass genocide yet.. But don’t put it past them.

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