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House Democrats want more open Pacific trade talks

House Democrats want more open Pacific trade talks

Two-thirds of House Democrats have written to the White House's top trade official complaining they are being left out of the loop as the administration negotiates the most consequential trade deal in decades, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement.
The 132 Democrats urged U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to make sure "there is ample opportunity for Congress to have input on critical policies that will have broad ramifications for years to come."
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa , has also asked Kirk to allow him to attend the next round of the 11-nation negotiations in San Diego next month, saying that would help ease some of his concerns about how the agreement is being negotiated.


Updated : 2021-03-08 12:02 GMT+08:00