Michigan Congresswoman Wants to Slow Down Fast Track Trade Authority

The U.S. House could vote as soon as this week on whether to give the President the authority to negotiate trade deals that Congress could approve or reject but not change.

Supporters of the so-called “fast track” trade authority say it’s necessary for the U.S. to compete globally and is key to finalizing the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Opponents say it could make it easier to move U.S. jobs overseas.

Those critics include Detroit’s Big Three automakers and Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.

She tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the proposed trade authority is missing some vital protections for workers.

Image credit: Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.


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