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Don't let lame duck Congress pass TPP

Don't let lame duck Congress pass TPP

During the lame duck session of Congress that begins this month, a trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will likely be passed into law if it comes up for a vote. Although both presidential candidates stated that they do not support the TPP, this "hot potato" has been effectively removed from public debate. Yet, if enacted, the TPP will likely have a greater adverse impact on the lives of average Americans than the election result itself.

What does a Pacific trade agreement have to do with Maryland and surrounding areas? International trade agreements have a habit of making the rich richer, strengthening multi-national corporations and sending our...