Theodore's World: Sen. Sessions just released the following statement on why he voted NO on fast-track bill. God Bless Sessions

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May 23, 2015

Sen. Sessions just released the following statement on why he voted NO on fast-track bill. God Bless Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions just released the following statement announcing a "no" vote on final Senate passage of the fast-track bill:

Senator Sessions Facebook page.......

“Under fast-track, Congress transfers its most basic legislative powers to the Executive for six years. Any yet-unseen global pacts, no matter how sweeping, are guaranteed a “fast-track” to congressional adoption. No amendments. No ability to strike any offending provision. And no chance to apply either the 60- or 67-vote thresholds used for important legislation and treaties.

I asked the President how his fast-tracked proposals would impact jobs, wages, and trade deficits. He would not answer. The bill’s promoters also refused to answer when asked whether their proposal would reduce net manufacturing jobs in the United States. That is because they know it will. Like the South Korean trade deal—which doubled our trade deficit after promises of a trade renaissance—this proposal will widen further our trade deficits and eliminate jobs.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership opens our markets to foreign imports, but allows foreign countries to continue closing their market to ours.

Our country has not been engaged in reciprocal free trade but, as the Chairman Emeritus of Nucor Steel explained, “the enablement of foreign mercantilism” and “unilateral trade disarmament.” We have allowed state-dominated and mercantilist trading partners to maintain their varied and elaborate non-tariff barriers, exporting their unemployment to our shores.

Stubbornly, our political elites have treated trade as a matter of religion. To them, there is no such thing as a bad deal. They know American workers lose jobs when we allow trading partners to cheat. But they insist it is all for the greater good. This is why the American worker keeps ending up on the losing end.

Fast-track will also lock into passage a new global governance authority known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission. Chartered with a “Living Agreement,” this new transnational commission will be able to amend the agreement after its adoption. Among other things, this could empower the President to expand the admission of foreign workers without congressional approval. We are creating another unelectable, unaccountable, unanswerable bureaucracy that can tie down and frustrate American sovereignty.

Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans.”

Wild Thing's comment............

God bless Senator Sessions!!!! I wish more of them would have done the NO vote like Sessions did but once again people were voted in and then they forget who put them there and what we want or do not want.

The rest of them full RINO and voted to gave Obama exactly what he wanted.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 23, 2015 12:55 AM


Last weekend the history channel was doing a special on the rise of the Nazi's. It seems history is repeating itself in how we're giving one man, the Executive Branch, unconstitutional powers. That's what happened with Hitler.

Posted by: BobF at May 23, 2015 11:13 AM

Kudos to Sen Sessions.

My state's RINO senator, Cornyn, voted Yea and actually helped McConnell push this damn bill through. There is always opposition against Cornyn in the primaries but he always come through handidly. The power of the Repub Establishment. Damn.

The US Senate is RINO majority, not conservative Repubs. majority.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at May 23, 2015 01:37 PM