What do the Republican Candidates Believe About Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Y = for N = against
Ben Carson: Y
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday that he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiated by the White House – aligning himself more with the GOP’s establishment wing than with the social conservatives who have powered his campaign.
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Ted Cruz: N
On June 24, 2015, by a vote of 60-38, the Senate approved trade promotion authority (TPA) as part of HR 2146 – Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act. Ted Cruz was one of five Republicans to vote against the bill
John Kasich: Y
“I don’t know what this thing’s gonna look like. I would favor it on the headline,” Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, cautioning: “While I think that trade is good, we gotta have the way to blow the whistle when we are getting ripped off
Marco Rubio: Y
Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, was the deciding vote necessary for the U.S. Senate to clear the final 60-vote threshold and eventually, later this week, send to President Barack Obama’s desk the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals that Obama has been negotiating for years.
Donald Trump: N
“Of course China wants to join the trade negotiation because the deal is so pathetic and so bad,” Trump told Breitbart News.