Activists opposed to President Barack Obama's free-trade deal increased pressure Wednesday on U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to vote against it.

About 40 protesters chanted and held signs outside the congresswoman's Phoenix district office, then marched inside and delivered letters and speeches to her staff.

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Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz sent a letter to House and Senate leadership raising concerns about the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provision being considered as part of our trade negotiations. He notes that both progressives and conservatives have come out against this provision.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 00:00

Trade Fight Galvanizing the Left

With the first round of appropriations bills and a possible budget conference report on the House floor this week, the chamber’s progressive contingent is looking farther down the road at the storm brewing over so-called Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track.”

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President Obama must be having trouble getting the votes for fast-track authority since the administration is now pulling out all the stops to push the deal. This has included a press call where he apparently got testy over the charge by critics that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secret trade deal.

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So, someone hands you a beer, but instead of it being a recognizable brand, it's in a totally blacked-out can with nothing but the letters "TPP" printed on it.

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Washington, D.C. – Members of the Progressive Caucus sent a letter inviting U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to discuss their concerns with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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While a self-serving and bought-off Conservative majority in Congress -- along with its DINO ("Democrat In Name, Only") enablers -- remains mired in the sludge of their own "agenda" of destructive and inane policy proposals, out in the world beyond D.C., activists and everyday folks are marshaling and growing a populist Progressive movement with teeth. Clearly it is the passionate and inspiring work from SenatorsElizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) and others who are showing the nation what real leadership looks like, while helping to move forward a Progressive agenda that is already bringing to the national debate real issues of concern to the people of our nation.

WASHINGTON – Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after Senator Orrin Hatch Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan introduced a “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would expedite approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by revoking Congress’ authority to amend the deal.

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Democratic lawmaker says tightly-controlled briefings on Trans-Pacific Partnership deal are aimed at keeping US constituents ignorant about what's at stake

Lawmakers in Congress who remain wary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement are raising further objections this week to the degree of secrecy surrounding briefings on the deal, with some arguing that the main reason at least one meeting has been registered "classified" is to help keep the American public ignorant about giveaways to corporate interests and its long-term implications.

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Lobbyists from America's biggest corporations and Wall Street's biggest banks have been involved in pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not the American public. Republicans who now run Congress say they want to cooperate with President Obama, and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is the TPP would be a disaster.

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