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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Statement on Administration’s Withdrawal from the TPP

January 23, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
“Members of Congress and a coalition of working men and women across this country worked together for years to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it failed to meet critical standards for creating jobs and leveling the playing field for American workers. Thanks to strong opposition from labor, health and environmental groups, Democrats, Republicans and many others, this harmful trade agreement never became law. 
“We welcome the Administration’s support on this issue, but recognize it is only a first step. It is our hope that the Administration will deliver on the promise to renegotiate NAFTA and work with us to create a new approach to trade in this country that will create jobs, grow wages, and put American workers first. This should be done in a bipartisan manner, and we are ready to get to work.”