Despicable Behavior in Congress
Pitting worker against worker, the House passes Fast Track again.
Button that links to printable copy of flyerIt has become clear that Fast Track supporters will use any trick to advance their off shoring, outsourcing agenda. To get Fast Track through the House, they loaded it on a non-controversial a bill that protected pensions of federal firefighter and other public safety employees. This bill should have been about securing the retirement benefits of first responders, not to pitting worker against worker by including Fast Track – but that is exactly what the House forced today. They ultimately passed the bill by a vote of 218 – 208.
The bill now moves to the Senate.
“Today they may have advanced their policies, but USW members will never give up the fight for a real 21st century trade policy that promotes more jobs, higher wages and reduced income inequality.” – USW International President Leo W. Gerard
Make sure that you know how your Representative voted today:
All Democrats voted RIGHT (against Fast Track) except: Ashford, Bera, Beyer, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Connolly, Cooper, Costa, Cuellar, Davis (CA), Delaney, DelBene, Farr, Himes, Hinojosa, Johnson, E. B., Kilmer, Kind, Larsen (WA), Meeks, O’Rourke, Peters, Polis, Quigley, Rice (NY), Schrader, Sewell (AL), and Wasserman Schultz
All Republicans voted WRONG (for Fast Track) except: Aderholt, Amash, Brat, Bridenstine, Brooks (AL), Buck, Burgess, Clawson (FL), Collins (GA), Collins (NY), Cook, Donovan, Duncan (SC), Duncan (TN), Farenthold, Fleming, Garrett, Gibson, Gohmert, Griffith, Harris, Hunter, Jenkins (WV), Jones, Jordan, Joyce, Katko, Labrador, LoBiondo, Lummis, MacArthur, Massie, McKinley, Meadows, Mooney (WV), Mulvaney, Nugent, Palmer, Pearce, Perry, Poliquin, Posey, Rohrabacher, Rothfus, Russell, Smith (NJ), Webster (FL), Westmoreland, Wittman, and Zeldin
The following Representatives did not vote: Young (AK), Payne, Kelly (MS), Jolly, Gosar, Davis, Rodney, Clyburn, and Byrne
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