Stabenow Introduces Legislation to Withdraw from TPP

Thursday, January 19, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced legislation to require the President to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

“This trade deal doesn't crack down on countries that manipulate their currency or enforce protections for American jobs,” said Senator Stabenow. “President-Elect Trump should withdraw from the deal and keep his promise to workers in Michigan and across the country.” 

Senator Stabenow has been a champion of strong trade protections for Michigan businesses and workers including authoring legislation to crack down on other countries like China and Japan that manipulate their currencies.  In 2015 as a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, she opposed trade promotion authority to “fast track” approval of the TPP and voted against trade promotion authority on the Senator floor. 

The legislation would require the President to provide the countries involved in TPP a written notice of withdrawal on the day the legislation is enacted. The legislation would also prevent TPP from being considered in Congress under trade promotion authority. U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ed Markey (D-MA) also introduced the legislation along with Senator Stabenow.  The text of the legislation may be found here.