US government: No need to ‘suck it up’ over TPP deal
The US Department of Justice said Thursday that it was unlikely that the TPP would require the approval of the U.S. Congress in the event of a major economic crisis, including the collapse of the global economy.
“I don’t see the need to suck it up and say ‘I’m not going to give you any more information,'” Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters at a press conference.
“There is no need to be scared.
I don’t think it is necessary to do so.
The Department of the Treasury has been very clear that if there is a crisis in the economy, they are not going, we are not providing any more details.”
The DOJ statement came after U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that he will not seek a treaty with the European Union if the UK were to leave the bloc.
It comes after the White House in February told Congress it would be “unwise” to impose new economic tariffs on foreign goods from the U!
and other countries, in a move that could threaten the financial stability of the United States and other nations.
The US government has long opposed the TPP, which would have created a new trade pact between the U!.
(Canada) and 12 other countries that would have included the European economy, but its opposition has largely faded in recent years as lawmakers have voted in favor of the deal.
Cameron has said the UK would be free to choose whether to join the pact if it wanted to, and the government has been lobbying for support from lawmakers in the U.’s Senate.
However, the Obama administration has indicated it would not be in favor if the EU left the deal, and has called the EU’s position a threat to global trade.
Holder said Thursday he has spoken with the EU, but “the two sides haven’t made a final agreement.”
“If the United Kingdom were to choose to leave, I think we would have to take some action to ensure the economy is healthy, and if the United State chose to stay in, we would take some steps to ensure that our economy is resilient,” Holder said.
“The United States has been clear that we would be in the best position to protect the interests of American consumers if we were to withdraw from the TPP.”
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