Obama has Plans for the TPP during the Lame Duck—Here's what you Need to Know
President Obama is mobilizing a last-ditch effort to overcome opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and get it passed before leaving office. He is planning to present it to Congress just after the election so it can get a “no amendments allowed” yes or no vote, in accordance with the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (“fast-track”) Act, during the lame duck.
In a lame duck session, members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate are least accountable to their constituents. So this is the most difficult time for opponents of the TPP to block its passage, and the easiest time for the President and the pro-TPP lobbyists to sell the deal to Senators and members of Congress.
(Cross-posted from The Progressive.org)