BOSTON (CBS) — Rep. Joe Kennedy says he’s not sold on President Barack Obama’s proposed trade deal.
Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say it would boost the U.S. economy, but Kennedy told WBZ political analyst Jon Keller that he’s worried about its impact on blue collar workers.READ MORE: New High-Tech Buoy Coming To Buzzards Bay
“This isn’t going to be something that necessarily promotes the middle class,” Kennedy said on Keller @ Large. “They’ve got a long way to go to sell me and a number of other members of our Congress.”
Kennedy also talked about his support for Gov. Charlie Baker’s efforts to ask for more aid from the federal government after a record-setting winter.
“This is not just an issue of a couple of extra trucks for snow removal,” Kennedy said. “This is a devastating storm that essentially lasted a month.”READ MORE: 4 Your Community: Boston Children's Museum
Kennedy also offered his thoughts on proposals for reforming the MBTA.
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