preemption

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preemption

The right to purchase property before, or in preference to, others.
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The senators' work, while not achieving the same preemption protection that federal laws have under the treaty, did result in strong language to block private sector and foreign government preemption of state and local laws and provides some congressional role in executive branch preemption.
While the Senate Finance Committee language does not achieve all that the state and local government groups sought, it represents a vast improvement over past practices under the GATT by blocking private sector and foreign government preemption of state and local laws and by providing some congressional role in executive branch preemption.
These differences are not related to the issue of preemption of state and local laws, but relate primarily to 1) how the $12 billion cost of the GATT will be paid for and 2) whether to grant the administration's request for continued "fast track" authority over the next several years.