Black People Politics : 'A Great Day for Corporate America': US Senate Passes Fast Track

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    In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday
    narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical
    purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine trade agreements like the Trans Pacific
    Partnership (TPP) and TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

    The cloture motion to end debate needed 60 votes and it got just that, passing the chamber 60-37.
    The full roll call is here. A final vote will come on Wednesday. Having overcome the biggest hurdle,
    the legislation is expected to pass, and will then be sent to President Barack Obama's desk to become
    law.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who campaigned vigorously against Fast Track, said the vote represented
    a win for corporate America. "The vote today—pushed by multi-national corporations, pharmaceutical
    companies and Wall Street—will mean a continuation of disastrous trade policies which have cost our
    country millions of decent-paying jobs," the presidential candidate said in a statement.

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