Today (Monday), trade ministers from the United States and 11 other countries reached agreement on the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership. Oregon’s Congressman Peter DeFazio, however, continues to oppose it.
DeFazio issued a statement calling the TPP “the biggest, worst trade deal in history.” He’s been speaking against the TPP for years. If passed, it would phase out tariffs and other barriers to trade between the United States, Japan, Vietnam and others. In June, DeFazio said the TPP has the same problems as earlier policies, like the North American Free Trade Agreement: