Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on TPP Signing

Washington, DC – Congressman Ryan made the following statement in response to the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand. Congress must still vote to approve this trade deal.

“I am deeply disappointed by the signing of this job killing trade deal. All that you need to do is look at the shuttered factories and shattered communities across Ohio to see the devastating affect these free trade agreements have had all across our country.

"We respect hard work in America, and it is our responsibility as leaders to push policies that increase opportunities for United States’ citizens to earn a good living. Unfortunately TPP doesn’t live up to those standards. We have tried this approach before. We were promised that NAFTA would grow wages and create jobs, but in the first decade after its inception, the United States lost one million jobs. I will not stand by while today’s leaders make the same mistakes as the past. I vow to continue to do everything in my power to ensure that this broken trade deal doesn’t become law.”