Congressman Tim Ryan Responds to TPP Text Release

Nov 5, 2015

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement today in response to the release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership text:

"After years of secret meetings negotiations, the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has finally been released, and it reinforces that nothing that was done behind closed doors will help move our country forward. The text of TPP is worse than I thought, with provisions that will move jobs overseas and push wages down for hardworking American. Furthermore, this agreement is a slap in the face for American companies and workers when it comes to strong currency language; instead of promoting a level playing field around the world, TPP includes weak and unenforceable currency provisions that will do nothing to ensure the future competiveness of our country’s  manufacturing. I remain committed to working with my colleagues to fight TPP and make sure clandestine deals do not move our country backwards."