Could TPP Be Resurrected Post-Election in Lame Duck?

September 29, 2016 01:22 PM

Those working in agriculture worry what the effect of the 2016 presidential election on trade, especially after Monday night’s debate. 

There seems to be a lot of disagreement when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and whether it is harmful or helpful to the U.S.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton squared off on the debate stage and had a heated exchange over TPP and NAFTA. 

This comes on the heels of several prominent politicians alluding to a potential vote on TPP in the lame duck session of Congress after the election. 

According to a report out of Minnesota, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says the upper chamber could consider TPP during the session. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, echoed Hatch in an interview with the Texas Tribune. 

Farm groups are still continuing to push for the passage of TPP, including the American Farm Bureau Federation.

“We’ve estimated it’ll add $4.4 billion dollars to net farm income in the United States each year,” said Veronica Nigh, economist with AFBF. “There’s not a lot of places that I can think of where, for that very little investment, from a U.S. standpoint, we get that large of a return.”

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Spell Check

Dave Lowman
Kelley, IA
10/3/2016 08:42 PM

  The TTP is a NWO globalist scheme that will destroy sovereignty on a national, state and literally county level. A Trojan horse decorated with dollar signs offered for the insidious attainment of dominance, destruction and control. Wake up people and leaders! Do your own research!!

george nuffer
west port, MA
10/4/2016 12:30 PM

  why is it that all democrats voted against tpp and rep. voted for it and you look at hilary clinton and her being a crook you dont have to be to smart to see what is going on in dc.I thinkevery body shoud be fired.

Frank P. Keeney III
Tipton, MI
10/3/2016 09:10 AM

  I think AFBF is way off base with tpp. The TPP will let countries signatory to it to dump there excess commodities on the US just like China and Korea did with steel and we know what that did to steel prices. AFBF is promoting stepping over dollars to pick up nickels. If a trade war ensues after the election, as I have mentioned in previous post's . There won't be enough bin space in the whole country to hold the grain we won't have buyers for. I believe that goes for freezer space too.


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