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Senate Passes Fast Track BillNew Page

June 26, 2015

Sixty senators – the bare minimum needed – voted to give the administration authority to negotiate the horrendous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement with 11 other nations without congressional amendments. Thirty eight senators voted against it. The so-called Fast Track bill passed the House last week.

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Categories: Senate, Outsourcing

Commissaries Facing New Threat: Privatization

May 29, 2015

In the latest threat against military grocery stores that have long helped military personnel and their families make ends meet, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to cut this major source of financial relief and hand over the commissaries to for-profit businesses.

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Categories: DoD, Senate, Congress

AFGE – 1, Grain Industry – 0

May 22, 2015

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote a measure to reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act, rejecting the grain industry’s attempt to take over control of the United States’ grain inspection.

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Categories: Senate

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