Twenty-six Republican senators have written to President Trump, supporting his recent comments about re-engaging in Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations. “Reducing barriers to trade and investment, protecting American intellectual property rights, and leveling the playing field for U.S. businesses, manufacturers, farmers, fishermen, and ranchers is of utmost importance,” the lawmakers wrote, adding, “We ask that you prioritize engagement with the TPP so that the American people can prosper from the tremendous opportunities that these trading partners bring.” Trump withdrew the U.S. from the trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim nations shortly after taking office, saying he could get better deals through bilateral agreements. The letter was sent prior to Trump’s scheduled meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House later this week. The two leaders are expected to discuss trade and ways to promote economic growth for both nations. To see a full list of the signees to the letter and its complete text, click here.