President Obama and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) fully intend to bring Obamatrade to a vote during a lame duck session of Congress! That is when they are LEAST accountable to the voters.
The clock is ticking! On August 11, 2016, the office of the USTR began the legislative process of ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Obama sent a draft Statement of Administration Action (SAA) for the TPP trade agreement was sent to Congress.
Beginning NOW, the USTR can send a draft implementing bill to Congress – the official piece of legislation that can change our laws to ratify and comply with this dangerous trade and global governance agreement! Congress cannot amend this 5544-page document that the Obama administration negotiated with 12 Pacific rim countries including Vietnam, Japan, Brunei and Malaysia. Instead they must promptly vote it up or down via a simple majority vote.
Let's take our country back!
Tell your representatives and Senators to OPPOSE pushing this international monstrosity through a lame duck vote, right after the general election, when it’s too late to hold Congress accountable! Tell them: Say “NO” to lame duck voting and “NO” to the TPP!