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December 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Trans Pacific Partnership: Fast-track authority at odds with self-governance

Thank-you for the pro and con opinion pieces regarding fast-track authority for trade deals [“Should Congress give Obama fast-track authority for trade deals?” IOpinion, Dec. 30].

Don Kusler is absolutely correct: Allowing fast-track authority for trade deals such as the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) — negotiated in secret — is in direct opposition to principles of democracy and of our Constitution, which gives Congress authority over foreign commerce. How can Congress properly exercise that authority if its members are not given the chance to review and amend trade legislation?

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