Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said the bill “would allow secret trade pacts to sail through Congress with no chance to alter them. That’s bad for American workers as well as their families.”Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the agreement marked only a start and could be derailed by amendments that might be added when lawmakers consider the bill in committees or on the floor.“Negotiating objectives without enforcement mechanisms don’t get you very far,” Brown told reporters.Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, said the bill “puts Congress in the back seat and greases the skids for an up-or-down vote after the fact. Real congressional power is not at the end of the process, it is right now when the critical outstanding issues are being negotiated.”
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