Negotiators from 12 countries have been meeting for more than a decade on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. As the meetings draw to a close, a bill in the Senate aims to give the president “fast-track” authority that would allow an up or down vote on trade deals that Congress can’t amend. Critics say that would be undemocratic and lets negotiators insert provisions favorable to big business. Supporters of trade promotion authority say countries won’t sign onto the TPP without it. Diane and guests discuss debate over granting fast-track authority to the president, and what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for the U.S. economy and American workers.


  • Reid Wilson Staff writer, The Washington Post; he writes The Post's political tipsheet email called "Read In."
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro U.S. Congresswoman, representing Connecticut's 3rd district; co-chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
  • Lori Wallach Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
  • Sen. Ron Wyden Democratic senator from Oregon.
  • John Murphy Vice president of international affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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