On a recent press call arranged by the White House, Mr. Nutter told reporters the deal is good for his city and, as a whole, for Pennsylvania. He said the agreement would expand market access for services, software, telecommunications and more — resulting in higher-paying jobs. It also would reduce tariffs and ensure that trading partners are following the same environmental and labor rules as the U.S., he said...
Mr. Peduto acknowledges that the trade deal might be good for some industries, but says any benefits are outweighed by harm it would do to the steel industry...
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto concerned TPP deal will erode what remains of the steel industry while Philadelphia will look to expand into the Pacific Rim. House Speaker Paul Ryan has indicated a TPP ratification vote could come before the next U.S. president takes office in 2017.
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