Friday, February 26, 2016

President Obama Delivers Remarks on the 7-Year Anniversary of the Recove...

The President Speaks on the Progress in Our Efforts to Degrade and Destr...

President Obama Delivers Remarks at Final "In Performance" Tribute

The President Signs the Judicial Redress Act

The President signs the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of ...

President Obama Delivers Remarks on Closing of Guantanamo Bay

"What's the secret to still dancing at 106?"

President Obama Addresses the National Governors Association

President Obama Speaks at National Governors Association Dinner

President Obama Speaks at National Governors Association Meeting

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Host Black History Month R...

Remarks by the President After Meeting with African American Faith and C...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Statement by the President on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

 Today, after more than five years of negotiations, a group of 12 countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first. The TPP is a forward-looking trade deal that sets new, high standards for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most important regions.

Right now, the rules of global trade too often undermine our values and put our workers and businesses at a disadvantage. TPP will change that. It eliminates more than 18,000 taxes that various countries put on Made in America products. It promotes a free and open Internet and prevents unfair laws that restrict the free flow of data and information. It includes the strongest labor standards and environmental commitments in history – and, unlike in past agreements, these standards are fully enforceable.

 TPP allows America – and not countries like China – to write the rules of the road in the 21st century, which is especially important in a region as dynamic as the Asia-Pacific.

Put simply, TPP will bolster our leadership abroad and support good jobs here at home.

That’s why I released the full text of the agreement three months ago for all to see, and it’s why I’ll continue working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to enact it into law as soon as possible so our economy can immediately start benefiting from the tens of billions of dollars in new export opportunities.

We should get TPP done this year and give more American workers the shot at success they deserve and help more American businesses compete and win around the world.

The President Speaks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore