America has always embraced its role as a global leader — tackling the big problems facing our nation and the world and meeting our challenges head on. But the past several decades have witnessed the steady decline of our share of the global marketplace. And unless we take action, American workers will only fall further and further behind.

That’s why it's critical for Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership  a groundbreaking trade agreement that will help level the playing field for our workers, protect the environment, and ensure we can compete in the global economy. This tough new trade deal will:


Ensure fair rules on wages, workplace safety, and the environment for imported goods.


Establish strong and enforceable rules of engagement that protect American jobs and workers.


Support high-quality, higher-paying jobs here at home by exporting American-made goods and services.






Enacting the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a critical part of continuing to grow and strengthen the American economy. A bipartisan majority in Congress passed trade promotion authority, the negotiations are complete, and now Congress prepares to vote whether to approve the most progressive trade agreement in history.

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  1. JANUARY 2015 President discusses importance of trade at SOTU
  2. APRIL 2015 Congress introduces TPA (The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015)
  3. JUNE 2015 Congress passes and President signs TPA
  4. AUGUST 2015 Negotiations conclude, details of trade agreement released to public
  5. NOVEMBER 2015 President signs TPP, awaits congressional approval TBD Congress approves TPP
"When we have a level playing field, Americans out-compete anyone in the world. That’s a fundamental truth about our country. But right now, the rules of global trade put our workers, our businesses, and our values at a disadvantage... the TPP means that America will write the rules of the road in the 21st century."
- President Barack Obama
"This agreement will not only benefit New Mexico's economy by opening up unprecedented market acess for American goods and services in the fastest-growing markets in the world. It also sets enforceable rules of the road on labor, environment, and human rights that will become the new international standard securing America's role as a global leader."
- Former Governor Bill Richardson
"The successful conclusion of this agreement sends a powerful signal about America’s continued global leadership and engagement, while helping ensure that the United States continues to shape the global rules and standards for commerce and trade."
- Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
"As former mayor of El Paso, I’ve seen how trade with our neighbor to the south can strengthen our communities, support good-paying jobs, and improve our security here at home."
- Former El Paso Mayor John Cook
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✓ 89% of Democrats agree trade is important to our economy

✓ 75% of Democrats believe TPP would benefit the national economy

✓ Support increased by 30% after learning more about how TPP benefits the US economy