Duckworth Speaks Out Against TPP

Jul 19, 2016



  The Trans-Pacific Partnership has the support of the highest-ranking Democrat in the country, President Barack Obama.  But an Illinois Democrat says she's opposed.  


 Supporters says the TPP will help American farmers and small businesses by eliminating thousands of taxes on their goods and by opening markets in Pacific Rim nations.  

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth acknowledged the deal might be good for agriculture, but she says it's a terrible plan for manufacturers.  Duckworth said a better way to help farmers is opening up trade with Cuba.  

"That’ll be a great market for American corn and soybean and pork producers," she said, "that I think we can dominate that market."

Duckworth made her comments during a campaign stop in Galesburg.