Republicans Candidates Split on Giving Obama Fast Track Authority on TPP
Keith Farrell||The Libertarian Republic
Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have a lot of common ground, but the presidential hopefuls have come down on opposing sides over the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. Here’s what you need to know about each candidate’s position.
The debate is over whether or not to allow president Obama to fast track the TPP agreement. Fast tracking would limit congress to an up or down vote, preventing them from holding debate on specific parts of the agreement.
For Rand Paul, this is a problem.
“I still might vote for the trade agreement, but I hate giving up power. We give up so much power from Congress to the presidency, and with them being so secretive on the treaty, it just concerns me what’s in the treaty,” Paul said, explaining his ‘no’ vote on fast tracking the TPP.