Congressman Tim Ryan's opposition to Fast Track Authority
WFMJ YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -
When it comes to trade, Congressman Tim Ryan, a democrat, is taking a stand against the president and even some members of his own party.
The issue? Giving President Barack Obama Fast Track Authority – the ability to negotiate trade agreements without the House or the Senate's say in the details. Congress would only be allowed a “yes” or “no” vote.
Congressman Ryan contends that's just not right – it's Congress who gets the first-hand view of how trade affects Americans.