U.S. Rep Mark Pocan
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Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

"The defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a testament to the power of grassroots organizing."

By - Jan 23rd, 2017 11:57 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order this morning to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

“The defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a testament to the power of grassroots organizing. A large coalition of labor unions, human rights organizations, and environmental and consumer advocacy groups joined together with Members of Congress to successfully fight against the TPP, which benefited multi-national corporations at the expense of the hard-working Americans.

“U.S. trade policy must create good-paying jobs here at home, reduce the trade deficit, expand access to affordable prescription drugs, and protect human rights. Whether President Trump’s trade policies will meet these standards or not remains to be seen. I will continue to hold the Administration accountable to ensure that our trade deals benefit working families not big corporations. It’s time we give up the failed trade policies of the past and adopt a new 21st century trade framework to grow American jobs and protect U.S. consumers.”

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