President Obama’s fellow Democrats derailed one of his major second-term priorities Tuesday, voting to hold up consideration of “fast track” trade authority unless related measures are guaranteed to proceed alongside it. “That’s good news for America’s working families, domestic producers, and communities,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “We appreciate those senators who stood with working people today against a bill that would have led to undemocratic trade deals that lower wages and eliminate jobs. This vote sends a message loud and clear.” Click here for the report in the Washington Post.
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