Sanders and Warren stand tall on trade
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The U.S. Senate today passed the fast-track trade bill and sent it to President Obama for his signature. One wonders if Obama will have a triumphant signing ceremony alongside his close allies and collaborators on this bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Push for national popular vote movement gets boost from conservatives To avoid November catastrophe, Democrats have to KO Sanders MORE (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerCoronavirus poses risks for Trump in 2020 Lobbying world Pelosi-Trump relationship takes turn for the terrible MORE (R-Ohio).

On the other hand, as they say, those who believe in fighting for working men and women should give a standing ovation to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Push for national popular vote movement gets boost from conservatives MORE (D-Mass.), who waged what The Hill correctly called in a news story her "last stand on trade" — until the next fight begins tomorrow.

Sanders is the presidential candidate who legitimately battles for what one presidential candidate called "hope" and "change you can believe in." Sanders on trade was the conviction politician, talking the talk and walking the walk for true change you can truly believe in.

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Warren again lived up to the hopes I had when I supported her election to the Senate. She is indeed the progressive conscience of the Senate, a true leader who fights for working men and women as Sanders does.

While Obama was ridiculing liberals for worrying about jobs lost from trade deals, lobbyists from multinational companies with a history of exporting jobs to low wage nations were lobbying.

Meanwhile, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE's campaign theme is that she is a fighter for working people. If anyone knows her latest position on fast-track trade legislation, please post it in the comment section; I would be interested in keeping track.

While the president and his Republican allies prepare to celebrate their victory in favor of fast-track trade legislation, I propose — again — a standing ovation for two leaders who are true believers in change we can believe in and true fighters for working men and women: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren!

Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) and former Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark.), who was then chief deputy majority whip of the House. He holds an LL.M. degree in international financial law from the London School of Economics. Contact him at brentbbi@webtv.net.