Rep. Ellison Statement on Trans Pacific Partnership Text
Nov 5, 2015
WASHINGTON â€“ Rep. Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership was released online.
â€œGood 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.
â€œThis is not â€œthe most progressive trade deal ever negotiated.â€ A progressive trade deal would not ship American jobs overseas and cut workerâ€™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.
â€œThe TPP is not progressive â€“ 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.â€