$200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track – Here’s Who Took the Cash | Occupy.com

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via $200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track – Here’s Who Took the Cash | Occupy.com.

TUE, 6/23/2015 – BY PAOLA CASALE

dropped many think our government is for sale. However, by taking a look at the facts below provided by Open Secrets, it is easy to understand where they are coming from.

Looking back at Friday the 12th, the House voted on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the controversial bill that gives power to the executive branch to negotiate treaties. TPA limits Congress’ ability to better a trade deal by subjecting members of Congress to 90 days of reviewing the trade agreement, prohibiting any amendments on the implementing legislation, and giving them an up or down vote.

TPA passed with a mere 219-211 vote with only 218 needed to pass. The real shocker comes from the amount of money each Representative received for a yes vote. In…

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