House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), subcommittee ranking member Charles Rangel (D-NY), and 138 other House members said in a letter to President Obama on Wednesday that the White House should pursue a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that leaves out countries that do not provide full market access  under the proposed TPP trade agreement. 

The letter to the president specifically naming Japan and Canada, warning that “congressional support for the TPP would be jeopardized” if trade negotiators do not “hold Japan and Canada to the same high standards as other TPP partners.”

“Indeed, we urge you to pursue the TPP negotiations without any country, including Japan, Canada, or others, that proves unwilling to open its market in accordance with these high standards,” the letter said.

The TPP negotiating countries includes the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam, which account for nearly 40 percent of global GDP.

Click on Letter to Obama to read the complete from the House.