We’ve seen time after time, Congress sign away their constitutional duties. They created a monstrous federal bureaucracy and codified it with the 1946 Administrative Procedures Act which basically abrogated the law making process by allowing federal bureaucrats to create rules and regulations that have the force of law.
Now, with Obamatrade, Congress once again is abrogating their constitutional responsibilities. This time our sovereignty could be at stake. Senator Jeff Sessions revealed how dangerous the TPA is to our national interest.
WND reported the following.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has been leading the charge against TPA, his greatest concern being that it would create an international legal body, akin to the European Union, that would have vast powers to change U.S. law, outside of the control of Congress.
He has said one effect would be the bypassing of U.S. immigration laws, greatly increasing the number of foreign workers allowed into the country, costing Americans jobs and depressing wages.
Sessions penned an open letter on Sunday that claimed reams of new information have been exposed since the Senate last voted on TPA more than four weeks ago, including “information that was either not known or understood when the vote was held.”
Much of that information regards the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a monumental trade deal between the U.S. and Pacific Rim nations that would almost certainly be passed into law, as would all “fast-tracked” trade deals, should TPA become law.
Sessions listed the problems:
· TPP includes the administration’s pledge to impose “environmental governance.”
· TPP would lead to the formation of a new Pacific Union, “an enduring, self-governing political entity with vast regulatory power. Yet fast-track – which has led without fail to the adoption of every covered agreement since its inception – would rush it through with less legislative scrutiny than a Post Office reform bill.”
· “The president has refused to answer the most simple but crucial questions about how he plans to use fast-track powers. He will not even answer whether he believes his plan will increase or reduce the trade deficit, increase or reduce manufacturing jobs, or increase or reduce wages.”
· “In addition to the TPP are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Together they encompass three-fourths of the world economy, and up to ninety percent of the world economy when including countries whose membership is being courted.”
· “The texts of TTIP and TiSA remain completely secret –unreviewable by lawmakers themselves – yet fast-track would authorize the executive to sign them before Congress votes.”
· “The president would send Congress legislation to change U.S. law to comport with these new agreements, legislation which cannot be amended, which senators cannot filibuster, cannot receive a two-thirds treaty vote, and cannot be debated for more than 20 hours.”
· “The Ways and Means Committee has also now conceded that, as an unprecedented ‘Living Agreement,’ the union could change its structure, rules, regulations and enforcement mechanisms after final ratification – a dangerous and unjustifiable power.”
· “TiSA would seek foreign worker mobility among 50 nations, including between the United States, Turkey and Pakistan.