Merkley Applauds News that Majority Leader Won’t Bring Up TPP in Lame Duck

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after news that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement for congressional approval in the post-election lame duck session:

“It’s rare for me to agree with Senator McConnell, but in this case he made absolutely the right decision. The TPP is a flawed trade deal that fails our workers and is opposed by both major party presidential nominees. Pushing it through at the last minute before a new administration would simply be wrong. We need trade policies that work for working Americans, not a rush to ram through giant trade agreements that repeat the mistakes of past job-killing trade deals.”