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We Demand Full Committee Hearings On The TPP
[140553:051914] E.B., Seattle, WA
Get out of NAFTA, WTO and all other so called "Free Trade Agreements"! We need fair trade and tarrifs to bring manufacturing and The Middle Class back to the U.S.!!
[160127:051614] E.B., Seattle, WA
We need fair trade, not "Free Trade"! Get out of NAFTA, WTO and all other so called Free Trade Agreements. We can bring manufacturing and the Middle Class back to the U.S.!!
[145912:050914] E.B., Seattle, WA
Get out of NAFTA, WTO and all other so called Free Trade Agreements. Go back to fair trade and tarrifs and bring manufacturing and the Middle Class back to the U.S.!
[105632:030914] E.B., Anderson, CA
This treaty would automatically make what many of us - small, local family farms - do illegal: specifically, that's saving seed, buying organic seeds, and selling directly to consumers. Preserve our freedom and the Jeffersonian ideal of the agrarian society. Down with the TPP!
[141225:030114] E.S., Simi Valley, CA
Look at some of the many extremely dire consequences of passing some of the past trade bills without reading the fine print before passing those bills. For example, a country can get sued by a corporation if it does not want that corporation's filthy activities in that country.
[091234:021914] S.T., Albuquerque, NM
I didn't vote for you to vote for things you don't understand. I respectfully request that you insist on full hearings on anything as widesweeping as the TPP
[145625:020714] V.L., Germantown, WI
On this issue, our President is on the wrong side of the people of this country
. Please represent your constituents.
[023714:020714] B.H., Lakeland, FL
I am totally OUTRAGED, about the deal to give our democracy away all for CORPORATE PROFIT! It is not flying with me and many other people. This would be so damaging to our society, it is unreal. I ask that you carefully examine all aspects of the TPP and to stand with the people to not allow this horrid deal to give our country away to Mega corporations who will halter our progress and impede on our liberties.
[224738:020414] A.G., Salineville, OH
This is so disgusting, our forefathers must be rolling in their graves.
To each and every one in the House and Senate may the people
of this country find a way to get you out of office if you go ahead
with the TPP. This is a total give away to the Corporations. This
Congress will not be happy till they take all our rights away. They
have no ethics or morals. May God help us.
[061618:020314] S.S., Jupiter, FL
Historically, these trade deals have economically hurt the workers within the middle class with the loss of jobs and reduced income. We need to put the citizens before the corporations because it's the right thing to do. No "fast track".
[010908:020314] R.O., Indianapolis, IN
TPP is not going to benefit the average citizen just as NAFTA has not really helped average Americans Please fully consider the impact of TPP on your constituents and not on the lobby filling your pockets
[004942:020314] M.A., Albany, CA
Not only are hearings crucial for the public to be informed on this issue, I ask that you oppose this treaty every step of the way. Haven't we learned enough from recent experience about the destructive effects these trade treaties have on local economies and job markets [increasing hunger and poverty in many places] as well as on the environment?
If you do not oppose this treaty, you will be showing to all voters that you prioritize the few rich people who benefit from such treaties than all the numerous others who will suffer because of it, if it does pass.
[220340:013014] A.P., Caldwell, NJ
Despite industry's deceitful self-promotion and the President's unwise touting the benefits of fast-tracking the tragically misnamed and secretly negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership, I am opposed to this utterly damaging prospect for America jobs and productivity, as well as its logical outcome of worsening our common life.
[063536:013014] S.H., Saegertown, PA
I would hope that Congressman Mike Kelly, Senator Casey, and Senator Pat Toomey oppose this bill.
[132810:012914] T.C., Klamath Falls, OR
Senators, Representatives, and Committee Members
We Demand Full Committee Hearings on Fast Track TPP - No to Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement No to Fast Track!
[093455:012814] J.B., New Cumberland, PA
This is not good for Americans, the country, nor the People and the environment that provides sustenance to the People. Please act in the best interests of the People and reject the TPP in all it forms.
[075315:012814] D.H., West Linn, OR
If half of what I've heard and read about TPP is true, the American people need full and immediate transparency on this issue prior to any congressional action. Drop the Fast Track scam and start letting we, the people -- not corporate *persons* -- decide what's in OUR best interest.
[092527:012714] M.C., Kent, WA
I don't understand why Representative Reichert has not seen fit to express any concern[s] about the TPP as he is a member of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee and President's Export Council. In fact, he has written to me that he expressly supports the current fast-track proposal. Disgraceful.
[090722:012714] G.H., Sacramento, CA
Senators Max Baucus, Orrin Hatch and Representative David Camp have just conspired among themselves to make a back room deal, just the three of them, to put a fast track bill for the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership up for the direct vote of Congress.
In doing so, they have disgracefully bypassed their own committees, with a responsibility for considering and voting on any such proposal. And yet the letter announcing this appears on the official Senate Finance Committee web page, and as such on its face constitutes gross abuse of their authority and duties as chairmen of their committees.
What makes this all the more outrageous is their 3 man unilateral press release touts how their fast track bill will promote "access to information." Do they mean that as some kind of cruel joke!? No "trade" proposal before has ever been negotiated in such extreme secrecy, with members of Congress forbidden to disclose what they know about the TPP now, and journalists systematically excluded from access since talks on this began.
And it is hardly any surprise why. From leaked documents we know, among many other evil things, that the TPP as proposed purports to establish new special rights for corporations to take precedence over the laws of all the nation states involved, even to be able to collect damages in lost profits if, for example, they not allowed to pollute any way they like.
This is truly the sickest proposal ever to come out of a craven corporate attorney's mind. And shame on any member of Congress too corrupt not to immediately stand up in vociferous protest.
Shame on any member of Congress who does not demand fully transparent consideration and their full constitutional voting authority over the TPP itself in the full and unhurried light of day. Any proposal to cut Congress out of the loop by a deceptive fast track hustle must be categorically rejected in any form.
[072827:012714] S.G., Petaluma, CA
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact, being secretly negotiated by the Obama administration, undermines U.S. laws that are vital to all Americans. These include laws involving fair labor practices and environmental protection. Further, the TPP displaces the jurisdiction of American courts with special secret courts that favor the profits of corporations over American national interests.
The Obama administration is trying rig the outcome of this calamitous fiasco by forcing a "fast track" vote on it. Once legislation is "fast tracked", no U.S. Congressional legislator may voice any opinion on , nor may they suggest any amendments. A "fast track" vote is essentially a gag order on our legislators. They may vote only "Yes" or "No". Save the democratic process. Urge our legislators to vote "NO" on the "fast track" bill.
Once legislators have a full opportunity to deliberate on the bill itself, they will be able to add amendments to safeguard American interests, or reject this terrible trade pact, entirely.
[181753:012614] v.c., Longview, WA
More corporate owned politicians striving totalitarian control. Are you one of them?
[173900:012614] N.C., Olympia, WA
Please don't undermine the power of Congress (and therefore the people that elect you) by allowing the executive branch to have fast-track authority. This is an important issue and deserves a full hearing.
[140651:012614] S.P., Kittery Point, ME
Please. please, p[lease ensure that there is a full and open deliberation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposal before Congress. for the sake of our countries future.
[080629:012614] R.C., Osseo, MN
Let's take our democracy back from the greedy corporations by forcing a full debate on the TPP by contacting all members on the finance committee demanding this debate.
[210411:012514] H.G., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
I demand full Congressional debate about TPP. Something this consequential should not be done in secret.