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Here's Why Democrats Don't Trust Obama On Trade

By Zach Carter

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s top trade official angered some House Democrats last month by privately backtracking from public vows to ensure strong environmental protections in a major trade pact, according to several attendees of a Jan. 28 congressional meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.

The private meeting was one of several organized by Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, to communicate with the Obama administration on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Pacific nations.

At the January meeting, Froman sought to assure …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green