Friday, April 24, 2015

House Ways & Means Committee Approves Fast Track 25 to 13. Which 2 Dems voted against Workers?

On Wednesday night, the Senate Finance Committee voted to advance the trade promotion authority, or fast track, bill 20 to 6. 7 Democrats voted for it and 5 against it.

Thursday night, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance fast track authority. As to be expected, House Democrats were more hostile to corporate-negotiated trade deals than Senate Democrats. The bill passed out of committee 25 to 13; however, only two Democrats joined the Republicans in voting for it.

Who were the two Democrats who voted against workers and the enivronment?

Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Ron Kind (WI-03)

And which 13 Democrats voted NO in committee?

Sandy Levin (MI-09)
Charlie Rangel (NY-13)
Jim McDermott (WA-07)
John Lewis (GA-05)
Richard Neal (MA-01)
Xavier Becerra (CA-34)
Lloyd Doggett (TX-35)
Mike Thompson (CA-05)
John Larson (CT-01)
Bill Pascrell (NJ-09)
Joseph Crowley (NY-14)
Danny Davis (IL-07)
Linda Sanchez (CA-38)

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