Tillis: Partisan TPP Carve-Out Sets Dangerous Precedent | Eastern North Carolina Now

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“Breaking the long-standing tradition of not picking winners and losers in trade agreements, the Obama Administration has decided to use the TPP as a laboratory for partisan politics by discriminating against specific agricultural commodities. This sets a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements, and I will not only vote against the TPP, but actively work to help defeat its ratification in the Senate.”

    WASHINGTON, D.C.     Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released the following statement in response to news that the United States and 11 other nations have reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes a carve-out of tobacco:

    “Breaking the long-standing tradition of not picking winners and losers in trade agreements, the Obama Administration has decided to use the TPP as a laboratory for partisan politics by discriminating against specific agricultural commodities. This sets a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements, and I will not only vote against the TPP, but actively work to help defeat its ratification in the Senate.”


    Contact: Meghan Burris
        Press Secretary

    Contact: Daniel Keylin
        Communications Director

          Daniel_Keylin@tillis.senate.gov  •  (202) 224-6342
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