Publicity about the negotiations makes clear that there are eighteen areas of economic, legal, and social policy that are the subject of agreement between the 12 nations in the pact. It is also known that corporations covered by the treaty will be able to sue the US government before an international tribunal over any US laws that infringe on profitability.
The Constitution explicitly places responsibility for trade agreements with the US Congress. However, under “Fast Track” the President, not Congress, sets the calendar for consideration of the TPP. Debate is limited to a few hours. No amendments and only an up or down vote are allowed. We urge you to vote NO on “Fast Track” authorization for consideration of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Your NO vote will allow full debate, committee review, and public input on this radical and comprehensive agreement that goes far beyond trade issues.