House Defeats Trade Assistance Bill, Stalling Fast Track

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a bill supporting American workers who lose their jobs because of trade deals, largely to derail the Fast Track legislation that is packaged with it.

The worker assistance measure, known as Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA, was resoundingly rejected – a defeat that effectively sunk the Fast Track bill. However, Republican leaders plan to take up TAA again soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday, so the fight to stop Fast Track continues.

We would like to recognize our elected officials who stand with labor in support of trade policies that are fair and open and that reflect the interest and spirit of American workers.

How They Voted: New Jersey House Delegation on Fast Track

Fast Track

Worker Assistance (TAA)

NJ Congressional Representative

   N

      N

Donald Norcross (D-1)

   N

      N

Frank LoBiondo (R-2)

   N

      N

Tom MacArthur (R-3)

   N

      N

Chris Smith (R-4)

   N

      N

Scott Garrett (R-5)

   N

      N

Frank Pallone (D-6)

   Y

      N

Leonard Lance (R-7)

   N

      N

Albio Sires (D-8)

   N

      N

Bill Pascrell (D-9)

   N

      N

Donald Payne Jr. (D-10)

   Y

      Y

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11)

   N

      N

Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12)

If you have not done so, please take a few moments to urge your member of Congress to continue to stand with American workers and American consumers by opposing Fast Track by CLICKING HERE.

We promise to continue to fight for trade policies that provide permanent, family sustaining jobs and promote strong, vibrant communities.

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