WTO Watch: Key House Panel Approves Continued U.S. Membership
Not that there was much doubt, but a key U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved continued U.S. membership in the WTO. Under U.S. law, every five years any member of Congress can petition the Congress to withdraw from the WTO. As in 2000, the unlikely coalition of Socialist Vermonter Bernie Sanders and Libertarian Texan Ron Paul have made such a petition. And as in 2000, they look like they are headed for overwhelming defeat.