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Senator David Vitter Will Introduce A Bill to Increase Food Safety

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The amount of toxic imported seafood in the U.S. is getting out of hand. A whopping 84 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, and over half of that comes from toxic fish farms. The Food and Drug Administration only has the resources to inspect 1 to 2 percent of the seafood coming in, leaving the majority of the fish unchecked! This has caused Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana to introduce a bill this week that would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood.

3 Major Issues That Are Harming America

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There are three major issues that are stopping us from controlling our own country. These issues have usurped our constitution and have stripped us of our sovereignty. When is enough going to be enough?

Fast Track Is About to be Introduced in Congress! The Time to Oppose It Is Now!

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Senators are now working around the clock to re-introduce a bill that would put trade agreements on the fast track to passage in the U.S. after those deals are finalized. Senator Orrin Hatch says he plans to introduce a Trade Promotion Authority or Fast Track bill next month, which would allow the president to enact disastrous agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Fast Track. Despite what they say there, the truth of the matter is that Fast Track would usurp the traditional constitutional role of Congress allowing the president to sign the agreement without further congressional approval or oversight.

Disastrous Fast Track Bill May Be Introduced By the End of February!

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Economy in Crisis, in conjunction with other allied organizations, has been hitting the Hill often to speak with our congressional representatives in order to stop them from passing Trade Promotion Authority, known as Fast Track. Sources are now saying that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, House Ways and Means Committee Member Paul Ryan and Finance Ranking Member Ron Wyden are going to introduce the Fast Track bill after the third week of February. Fast Track is an unconstitutional grant of power to President Obama which allows the president to effectively legislate from the executive branch by cuting Congress out of trade negotiations, .

Protesters in D.C. Arrested for Protesting Against Fast Track

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Dozens of Fast Track protesters in Washington D.C. were arrested Tuesday morning. The demonstrators disrupted a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the president’s trade policy agenda. Many, however, agree with what these protesters are standing up against. Fast Track is an unconstitutional grant of power to the presidency which nearly cuts Congress out of trade negotiations, allowing the president to effectively legislate from the executive branch.

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