A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to change the rules so that trade deals must be publicly available for at least 60 days before they would be able to be approved with fast-track authority. (The Hill)
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“This legislation calls for an end to this dangerous and irresponsible approach and replaces it with sunlight in the form of public access and accountability,” said Rep. Kaptur about her bill to make trade negotiations more transparent.
Thin margin – The House yesterday passed a package of bills including transportation funding. The bill also provides money for the Highway Trust Fund, because funding is scheduled to run out in July. (The Hill)
Court case – Yesterday a federal court dismissed a case brought by several companies challenging EPA’s proposed rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions. (New York Times)
Full court press – June is expected to be a big month for climate action with the administration expecting to take action on several key initiatives including the heavy-duty fuel economy standards and U.N. climate negotiations among many others. (Wall Street Journal)