The latest on the negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership

May 5, 2015

Cargo ship coming into San Francisco Bay.
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It's called The Trans-Pacific Partnership, and it's big.

The proposed trade deal among the U.S., Canada and 10 nations in the Asia-Pacific region could cover 40% of America's imports and exports.

It's a source of controversy in Washington D.C. and throughout the business community. And before this trade deal is passed, U.S. automakers want the president to work on reducing the barriers to their products being sold in Japan.

Detroit Free Press Capitol Hill reporter Todd Spangler talked to us about the trade deal and where Michigan's Congressional delegation stands on the issue.