TPA legislative debate heats up

There’s been legislative action on the renewal of trade promotion authority… in Montana!

The Montana State Senate fired a shot across the bow of current U.S. trade policy today, overwhelmingly passing (45 to 5) a resolution calling on Congress not renew the President’s “Fast Track” trade promotion authority.

Here’s the bill.

I’m not sure how often state legislatures express opinions regarding trade policy, which is obviously handled by the federal government, but this isn’t the first time. Utah’s legislature opposed the FTAA in 2005.