How low can these guys go!!! This has really become their standard trick of their sleeve.

(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters denounced the political gamesmanship used by House representatives to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by attaching it to HR 2146, the Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act, a widely-supported bill that enables federal firefighters to access their retirement savings once they reach retirement age.

Supporters of TPA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could not push through a Senate-approved fast track trade package last week that included a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) portion. Just six days ago, the House resoundingly voted the TAA portion down.

“In what has become the standard operating procedure for this Congress, political maneuvering has yet again been used to pass legislation that could not stand on its own merit,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “By stripping out any form of Trade Adjustment Assistance from the package, House leadership is leaving working families vulnerable to the inevitable job loss that will accompany bad trade deals like TPP.”
Teamsters Denounce Hijacking of Firefighter Retirement Bill to Pass Fast Track in House | Teamsters