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Westport Letter: Where Does Himes Stand On TPP?

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Letter to the editor:

I received a message from the "Our Revolution" organization connected with Sen. Bernie Sanders. They asked me to contact my congressman and tell them to vote no on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement better known as the TPP agreement.

I am against the TPP deal so I contacted U.S. Rep. Jim Himes' office who represents my district. I spoke with a staff member and I specifically asked the lady what the congressman's decision was on the TPP agreement. Will he vote yes or no? The staff member told me that she does not know at the moment how he will vote. What does that mean?

In a May 17, 2016 article in the Connecticut Mirror, Ana Radelat wrote the following: "Himes hasn't made up his mind on the final treaty [the TPP trade agreement] which Congress is not likely to vote on until after November's election".

It has been a good four months since Ana Radelat's article was written. Has the congressman decided yet whether he will vote yes or no? If he has not why? I would like to know how the congressman will vote yes or no on TPP prior to the election. With that information I will be able to make an informed decision on election day.

It is up to the congressman on what he will choose to do. All I ask is a yes or no answer on how he will vote prior to election day.


Michael Treadwell


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