Rep. Ellison Opposes TPP

Rep. Ellison Statement on Trans Pacific Partnership Text

Nov 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership was released online.

“Good trade deals put the priorities of working families ahead of corporate interests. Now that the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been made public, Americans can see for themselves whose interests are prioritized when a trade deal is negotiated in secret with unprecedented input from multinational corporations.

“This is not “the most progressive trade deal ever negotiated.” A progressive trade deal would not ship American jobs overseas and cut worker’s pay back home. A progressive trade deal would protect international environmental regulations, not make it easier for countries to skirt around them. A progressive trade deal would ensure that lifesaving medicine stays affordable for the people who need it, not allow pharmaceutical corporations to jack up their prices and keep low-cost generic medications off the market.

“The TPP is not progressive – it is a bad deal for working families. I will continue to work to stop the TPP and make sure that any trade deal Congress approves prioritizes the American people over corporate profits.”