Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nurse’s Sit-In Urges Valley Congressman Jim Costa to Change TPP Vote

A group of nurses staged a sit-in today at the Fresno office of Congressman Jim Costa. They were urging him change his position and vote ‘no’ on the Trans Pacifica Partnership. National Nurses United joined a few others in the lobby of Costa’s field office this morning during an unusual procedural maneuver by House leadership to delay a re-vote on the trade bill package until July 30th. TPP opponents want it to end now, thus are against a delayed vote, and wanted Costa to vote that way. The House did pass the resolution to delay the TPP vote and Costa was one of only 4 Democrats to vote for it. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.