On Friday, President Barack Obama went to Detroit to speak with auto workers at GM and Chrysler plants. The President called the auto industry bail out plan a success pointing out that for the first time in six years all three U.S. automakers turned a profit last quarter. He also said the domestic auto industry added 55,000 jobs last year and will continue to add more in months to come. The President used the opportunity to call out opponents of his bail out gamble and said the autoworkers are proving the “naysayers” wrong:
National Conference of State Legislature’s Resolution Heralds Change in Way Country Views Trade Agreements
A resolution passed by the National Conference of State Legislature’s on trade policies heralds a change in the way the country views our nation’s trade agreements. Doug Cunningham has more.
By Doug Cunningham
Sara Edelman is with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. She says the resolution reflects a widespread state and local realization that trade agreements like the upcoming Korea free trade agreement are not serving the interests of American workers, local communities and states.
A bill in the U.S. House that would have provided $7.4 billion in medical treatment and compensation to first responders and residents near Ground Zero failed Thursday. While the bill received 255 votes, it failed to achieve the majority needed for passage. 155 Republicans and four Democrats voted against the legislation. New York Rep. Anthony Weiner accused opponents of the bill of doing the right thing for other Republicans, but not “doing the right thing on behalf of heroes.”