Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Jan 23, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the President Trump signed an executive order making it clear that the U.S. will not continue to pursue membership in TPP:

“President Trump will notice that thanks to largely Democratic and steadfast opposition to enacting a job-killing trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership never became law in the United States.  We will see how many Republicans now pretend to have been on the same side as Democrats in demanding a better trade agreement for American workers.

“Democrats hope that today’s largely symbolic action will be followed by more serious steps to raise wages and create more good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans.  If the President is serious about building an economy that works for American workers, Democrats are serious about working constructively toward common ground.”

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