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Top Trump-Backing Senator Declares the Trans Pacific Partnership ‘Dead’

Posted November 09, 2016

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Will Bredderman – New York Observer)

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions asserted tonight that a massive trade pact backed by both Congressional GOP leaders and President Barack Obama has no longer has a shot of passing—whether in the post-election “lame duck” session this fall, or any time next year.

Speaking to the Observer at Donald Trump’s election night party, Sessions argued the opposition of both presidential candidates to the Trans Pacific Partnership has precluded its passage. The TPP would eliminate an array of barriers to commerce between the United States, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Chile and a host of other Pacific Rim countries.

“I think the TPP is dead, and there will be blood all over the floor if somebody tries to move that through the Congress any time soon,” Sessions said. “Both candidates opposed it, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.” Click here to read more.