Senator Jeff Sessions: Secret Obamatrade deal creates new global governance

Senator Jeff Sessions: Secret Obamatrade deal creates new global governance

There has been a lot of criticism on both sides about the “Trans Pacific Partnership” trade deal that the President is trying to get passed. Among them are the secrecy of what’s actually in it and the negotiations surrounding it, and also what Sen. Sessions says creates a “new global governance.” He recently wrote to the White House


“These concessions include: the power to write legislation, the power to amend legislation, the power to fully consider legislation on the floor, the power to keep debate open until Senate cloture is invoked, and the constitutional requirement that treaties receive a two-thirds vote.

“The latter is especially important since, having been to the closed room to review the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is clear it more closely resembles a treaty than a trade deal. In other words, through fast-track, Congress would be pre-clearing a political and economic union before a word of that arrangement has been made available to a single private citizen.

…I asked that you make public the section of the TPP that creates a new transnational governance structure known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission. The details of this new governance commission are extremely broad and have the earmarks of a nascent European Union, with many similarities.”

To date, President Obama has ignored bipartisan calls for transparency. He’ll most likely ignore Sen. Sessions concerns as well because, that’s kind of what he does.

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