Cicilline Speaks Out Against TPP, Stands Up for American Workers

Apr 16, 2015 Issues: Jobs and the Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“Any agreement that promotes fast-track trade to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership without thorough review and Congressional input is a bad deal for Rhode Island workers. Congress should play an important role in making sure trade policies are fair for American workers, businesses, intellectual property holders, and consumers. The fast-track model undercuts oversight of trade agreements and makes it more difficult to protect the interests of working families. We should be working to promote American manufacturing, implement flexible workplace policies that benefit middle-class families, and finally raise the minimum wage so everyone has an opportunity to succeed.”