Op:Ed: Former USTRs: President must have ‘fast track’ to complete TPP, TTIP

The Hill | Jeff Chidester & Tony Lucadamo

The U.S. is slowly building momentum for two historic trade pacts: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  But without trade promotion authority (TPA) – which grants the president the right to negotiate a non-amendable deal with expedited floor debate – these deals will never pass.  So say America’s lead trade negotiators, past and present.