Last week the House of Representatives rejected an expansion of Pres. Obama's executive authority over immigration by defeating TPA -- the fast track trade bill. This bill would give him full authority to negotiate America's trade policy with foreign countries, including increasing the flow of foreign workers into the United States to compete with American workers for jobs.
But House Speaker John Boehner isn't giving up and is doing everything in his power to help expand Pres. Obama's executive authority!
Today, the House will re-vote on a standalone TPA bill that, if passed, could have a devastating impact on American workers and their wages. The vote is expected to take place at NOON ET today, so please call this morning!
Call Congress NOW!
Capitol Switchboard -- (888) 995-2086
Please dial the toll-free number above that will connect you to the Capitol Switchboard. When the operator answers, ask to be connected to Representative O'Rourke's office. You can use the following talking points when talking to the staffer.
I strongly urge Representative to vote NO on TPA, H.R. 2146, when it comes to the House floor for a vote today!
This bill would expand Pres. Obama's authority over immigration by allowing him to negotiate changes to existing federal law in free trade agreements. Supporters of this bill have refused to include language to prevent trade agreements from allowing new foreign workers to take U.S. jobs.