Chairman Conaway and 16 committee members send letter to USTR Ambassador Froman expressing concerns over TPP

Oct 1, 2015

Today, Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), along with 16 other members of the committee who supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), sent a letter to Ambassador Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, addressing concerns about ongoing negotiations in Atlanta on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

While members expressed hope that ongoing negotiations will yield an agreement they can support, one that will be good for the U.S. and all of American agriculture, they outlined several remaining concerns including improved market access for rice and dairy and expressed disappointment in a new carve-out proposal for tobacco that establishes a dangerous new precedent.