Nolan’s Statement on President Trump’s TPP Executive Order
[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order officially withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
“I’m glad President Trump has officially joined us in our effort to block the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by signing an executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process. Make no mistake – the TPP has been dead for months. For more than two years, I’ve helped lead fierce opposition to the TPP in Congress. Working with a dedicated group of Members, we held weekly strategy sessions and lobbied our colleagues intensively, pointing out that approval of this 12-nation agreement would cost us millions of good-paying American jobs, trillions of dollars in wages and taxes and quite possibly our economic independence.
Those of us who worked so hard to kill the TPP absolutely believe that trade is good for our Nation. But it must be fair trade that requires partner nations to abide by the same standards of living wages, healthcare and pensions, worker and environmental protections, food and health safety and human rights as we do. American workers can compete successfully anywhere in the world on a level playing field.”