Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2016) – In letters sent to Congress today, companies and associations active in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin urged their respective congressional delegations to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as soon as possible. The more than 400 business organizations signing onto one or more of these letters represent companies of all sizes from diverse industries, including manufacturers, innovators, services providers, farmers and ranchers operating in the respective states.

The letters highlight the clear benefits of trade, and the importance of the TPP, to each state’s economy while reminding lawmakers of the substantial headwinds American companies face in the global economy. The signatories to the letters note that the United States continues to fall behind as other countries negotiate trade agreements that put our businesses and workers at a competitive disadvantage. They urge Congress to pass TPP this year, as the agreement is “critical to the future growth of trade, jobs, prosperity and competitiveness of the United States.”

Click on the state to read each letter and view the signatories:

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The U.S. Coalition for TPP is a broad-based group of U.S. companies and associations representing the principal sectors of the U.S. economy including agriculture, manufacturing, services, information and communications technologies, merchandising, processing, publishing, retailing and transportation, that seeks passage and the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.