Friday, June 12, 2015

Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley rallies opposition to "fast track" trade law

On Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley attempted to rally the opposition against President Obama's proposed "fast track" trade law.

"Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

"Fast Track is as it sounds: it speeds up the passage of TPP—a big, secret trade deal—right past Congress and to the President's desk. This is a deal that could potentially threaten America's food safety and offshore jobs, undercut wages, jack up prices on medicines, and more. And, it was written behind closed doors by big, multinational corporations with their own interests.

"With Fast Track, all Congress can do is vote yes or no on TPP. It's all or nothing, no matter how bad the deal turns out to be. I've been against Fast Track for months, and just last week I reiterated: I oppose Fast Track, and secret trade deals," O'Malley said in a email and video to supporters.

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