A group of 25 Republican senators is urging President Trump to consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), pledging to expedite approval of trade nominees if the President follows through. Lawmakers contend that U.S. participation in TPP would fit with the Republican tax overhaul and the administration's regulatory reforms. While the President officially withdrew from TPP just a few days into office, he said he would reconsider the deal if changes could be made to benefit the U.S. Earlier this month, The Asia-Pacific Market Working Group of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade, a coalition including NASDA and more than 100 food and agriculture groups, urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to reengage with TPP countries.
Written by Katie McLaughlin