Trade Agreements and Presidential Authority

Panelists talked about trade agreements and presidential authority to fast track agreements. This trade promotion authority for a… read more

Panelists talked about trade agreements and presidential authority to fast track agreements. This trade promotion authority for a president to negotiate international agreements free of congressional amendments or filibuster expired in 2007 and the panelists discussed the prospects of Congress renewing this power. Both speakers highlighted the negative effects on U.S. trade of past fast track trade authority agreements like the WTO and NAFTA as they considered the current negotiations involving the Trans-Pacific Partnership. They also considered constitutional implications.

“Do We Need Fast Track/Trade Promotion Authority?” was held by Economy in Crisis at the National Press Club. close

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Program ID:
316697-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 9, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 16, 2013

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  • Dec 09, 2013 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 09, 2013 | 3:20pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 09, 2013 | 8:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2013 | 4:16am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 10, 2013 | 2:36pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 12, 2013 | 12:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 12, 2013 | 6:46am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 16, 2013 | 12:38am EST | C-SPAN 1
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