An article published on Monday January 4th, 2016 in the Washington Examiner,, states that the National Association of Manufactures (NAM) officially endorsed the Trans Pacific Partnership on Monday, and they are strongly urging Congress to approve the trade deal between the 12 proposed nations. The TPP will face some criticism in Congress from both Republicans and Democrats, and it might not be possible for it to be brought up for vote until after the Fall Presidential Election. Many trade associations and trade groups, including the NAM, are worried about specific details in the TPP. Even with their criticisms, the NAM decided to back the trade deal after “careful analysis.” According to NAM President Jay Timmons, “Open markets encourage cooperation and prosperity among nations and governments, rather than conflict, and the NAM has a long and proud history of promoting free and fair trade.” The NAM backing the TPP is a big step towards the completion of the trade deal, but the TPP will not be completed in the United States until Congress approves it.

Do you think that Congress will approve the TPP? Should they try to approve it before the Fall Presidential Election?