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World Trade Organization

Read TPP before you judge

Read TPP before you judge

Sometimes our representatives in Congress deserve applause. In 2015, members passed major legislation that outlined objectives for U.S. trade policies and agreements and delineated strategies to ensure that trade policymaking (authority shared by both the executive and the legislative branch of government) would have the public's trust. Under Trade Promotion Authority, they set deadlines for presidential and congressional action. But they also required the president to publish the full text of trade agreements and to make public the International Trade Commission's assessment of the agreement's impact upon the U.S. economy.

With these procedures, Americans have an opportunity to...