WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 23, President Donald Trump made the decision to formally withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a 12-country trade agreement that the former Obama administration said would “promote economic growth; support the creation and retention of jobs; enhance innovation, productivity and competitiveness; raise living standards; reduce poverty in the signatories' countries; and promote transparency, good governance, and enhanced labor and environmental protections.”
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney commended the President's actions, stating that the motion is evidence that Trump “is truly invested in putting American workers first.”
“Withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership offers us an opportunity to reexamine United States trade policy, while working to implement trade deals that put America on an even playing field,” Tenney said. “The TPP threatened the sovereignty of the United States, limited the constitutional powers of Congress, and would have further undermined America’s ability to compete freely and fairly with countries around the world for jobs and investment.”
Tenney went on to say that trade is a critical part of the United States economy supporting one-in-five American jobs, and the 22nd congressional district is currently reeling from job losses brought on by unfair and poorly enforced trade deals over the past few decades.