Rep. Jan Schakowsky Statement on TPP Negotiations in Atlanta

CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)—October 2, 2015.

Trade representatives from twelve nations are meeting in Atlanta this week in an attempt to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a trade agreement that would have profound consequences for workers, consumers, the environment and health care.

Consumers, businesses and governments around the world are struggling to afford life-sustaining prescription drugs. We should be doing everything that we can to make essential medicines more affordable, not act to make them even more expensive. That is why I once again urge U.S. negotiators to stop pushing for provisions . . .

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