Oct 5 2015

The tobacco issue also could cost the TPP deal the support of North Carolina's two Republican senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both of whom voted for the Trade Promotion Authority bill in June that set the negotiating guidelines and established the congressional process for approving the agreement. 
Tillis accused the Obama administration of using the negotiations “as a laboratory for partisan politics by discriminating against specific agricultural commodities.
"This sets a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements, and I will not only vote against the TPP, but actively work to help defeat its ratification in the Senate,.” Tillis said.

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