Fast Track Approval is a Step Backward

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority. After the bill passed with a vote of 218-208 BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director Kim Glas issued the following statement

June 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (June 18, 2015) – Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority. After the bill passed with a vote of 218-208 BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director Kim Glas issued the following statement:

“Passage of this trade legislation in the House today is a step backward for our country. These measures undercut fundamental values we’ve fought long and hard to protect and virtually ensure that future trade deals will send jobs overseas and erode our environmental and health protections. We’re deeply disappointed with the members who chose politics and special interests ahead of what’s best for working families, America’s economic future and our environment. We now call upon the Senate to stand firm in rejecting this measure.”