To: The United States House of Representatives

We Thank the House for Defeating Fast Track

We thank the US House of Representatives for defeating fast track trade negotiating authority on Friday, June 12, 2015.

Why is this important?

On the night of Monday June 15, The Hill reported: [1]

"House GOP leaders are punting on voting again on President Obama's trade agenda, possibly until the end of July. After Friday's failed vote to pass aid for workers displaced by trade deals, known as Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) set up a process allowing the House to conduct a do-over of the vote by Tuesday.

But Obama and GOP leadership aren't yet in a position where TAA is any more likely to pass. So the House Rules Committee on Monday night attached a provision to a "rule" governing parameters for debate on the intelligence authorization bill that extends the possibility for the chamber to vote on TAA again to July 30."

Pro-fast track forces in the House are admitting that they are defeated for now. Thank the House for defeating fast track on Friday by signing our petition.