Rep. Ellison Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
MINNEAPOLIS â€” Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after negotiators for the 12 countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership failed to finalize a deal in Maui.
â€œThe failure of negotiators to come to an agreement is a signal that fundamental problems remain in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The next hurdle is ensuring that patients continue to have access to affordable, life-saving drugs.
â€œAmerican families deserve trade deals that put workers first, stop currency manipulation to protect American jobs, and ensure food and safety standards. â€˜The most progressive trade deal the world has ever seenâ€™ must not be another NAFTA that destroys jobs and fails to protect the environment and human rights.â€