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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott Statement on 'Fast Track' Vote

June 18, 2015
Press Release

As orginially released by the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) issued the following statement on stand-alone legislation to grant the President Trade Promotion Authority, commonly known as Fast Track:

“As I did last week, I again opposed Trade Promotion Authority because it lacks sufficient safeguards to ensure that labor standards, environmental standards, and consumer protections are respected in partner countries and here at home.  I remain concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership — the multi-nation trade deal currently being negotiated by the President and the impetus for today’s vote — is not the best course of action for our economy and America’s middle class.”

To read Ranking Member Scott’s statement on last week’s trade package votes, please click here

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