\u0026nbsp;In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).The cloture motion to end debate needed 60 votes and it got just that, passing the chamber 60-37. The full roll call is here. A final vote will come on Wednesday. Having overcome the biggest hurdle, the legislation is expected to pass, and will then be sent to President Barack Obama\u0026#039;s desk to become law.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who campaigned vigorously against Fast Track, said the vote represented a win for corporate America. \u0022The vote today—pushed by multi-national corporations, pharmaceutical companies and Wall Street—will mean a continuation of\u0026nbsp; disastrous trade policies which have cost our country millions of decent-paying jobs,\u0022 the presidential candidate said in a statement.And Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), another of the most vocal opponents of Fast Track, railed against TPA moments before the vote, accusing Congress of turning on its \u0022moral\u0022 obligation to assist the working class.\u0022How shameful,\u0022 Brown said. \u0022We’re making this decision knowing that people will lose their jobs because of our action.\u0022We Interrupt This Article with an Urgent Message!Common Dreams is a not-for-profit news service. All of our content is free to you - no subscriptions; no ads. We are funded by donations from our readers.Our critical Mid-Year fundraiser is going very slowly - only 993 readers have contributed so far. We must meet our goal before we can end this fundraising campaign and get back to focusing on what we do best. If you support Common Dreams and you want us to survive, we need you now.Please make a tax-deductible gift to our Mid-Year Fundraiser now! According to The Hill:Thirteen Democrats backed fast-track in Tuesday’s vote, handing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a major legislative victory. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) voted against the procedural motion.The Democrats cast \u0022yes\u0022 votes even though the trade package did not include a workers assistance program for people displaced by increased trade. The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was a part of the last fast-track package approved by the Senate in May, but became a key part of opposition to the package among Democrats in the House.Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen\u0026#039;s Global Trade Watch, pointed out that the vote only came about via \u0022elaborate legislative contortions and gimmicks designed to hand multinational corporations their top priority.\u0022Such contortions were necessary, she added, \u0022because the American people overwhelmingly oppose these deals, notwithstanding an endless barrage of propaganda.\u0022Indeed, response from the progressive grassroots was fast—and furious.\u0022We’re outraged that Congress today voted to fast track pollution, rather than the job-creating clean energy we need to address climate change,\u0022 said May Boeve, executive director of 350.org. \u0022It\u0026#039;s clear this deal would extend the world’s dependence on fracked gas, forbid our negotiators from ever using trade agreements in the fight against global warming, and make it easier for big polluters to burn carbon while suing anyone who gets in the way. That’s why we’re so disappointed President Obama has taken up the banner for ramming this legislative pollution through the halls of Congress, in a way he never pushed for a climate bill.\u0022Groups threatened political fall-out for those Democrats who voted in favor of Fast Track.\u0022Senate Democrats who just voted to proceed on Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership openly betrayed the grassroots Democratic activists who helped elect them and have been exceedingly clear in their opposition to any legislation that allows more NAFTA-style trade deals to be jammed through Congress,\u0022 said Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America. \u0022The Senate Democrats who allowed Fast Track should know that this vote will be remembered, it will not be erased, and we will hold you accountable.\u0022Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food \u0026amp; Water Watch, echoed that warning as she declared, \u0022The senators who provided the margin of Fast Track victory will face angry voters in their next elections. Constituents will hold them accountable for putting the interests of transnational corporations ahead of the public.\u0022In addition to calling out Senate Democrats who \u0022betrayed people and the planet\u0022 by voting for cloture on Tuesday, National People\u0026#039;s Action Campaign executive director George Goehl lambasted \u0022the virtual silence of the leading Democratic candidate for president,\u0022 which he said \u0022shows the stranglehold corporations have over both political parties.\u0022And Sarah Anderson, director of the Global Economy program at the Institute for Policy Studies, said it was clear who will benefit most if the pending deals are given final passage. Today is a \u0022great day for the big money interests,\u0022 she said following the Senate vote.