A Bad Trade Deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders today slammed the introduction of a bill that would move Congress closer to giving the president fast-track authority to approve a massive and secretive trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “The TPP is another corporate-backed agreement that is the latest in a series of failed trade policies which have cost us millions of decent-paying jobs, pushed down wages for American workers and led to the decline of our middle class,” said Sanders. “We want American companies to create decent-paying jobs in America, not just in low-wage countries like Vietnam, Malaysia or China. The TPP must be defeated.”