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CREW and Coalition Urges New Transparency Obligations for Any Trade Authority Legislation

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CREW and a coalition of open government organizations signed onto a letter urging Congress to stop fast tracked legislation allowing unprecedented secrecy for trade deals through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. New trade authority legislation must provide public access to draft trade agreement texts and U.S. proposals throughout negotiations, the letter said, and only agreements developed through such processes should obtain any expedited congressional consideration. Negotiation on Fast Track legislation continue between Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). 

Read the letter to Congress here.