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U.S. Lawmakers Call on Trump to Preserve NAFTA

Posted February 08, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Vicki Needham – The Hill)

House and Senate lawmakers urged President Trump and his top trade official in Wednesday meetings to complete negotiations of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Several members of the Senate Finance Committee, who met with Trump at the White House, stressed the importance of the 24-year-old NAFTA pact with Mexico and Canada to the U.S. economy along with their concerns about the U.S.-China trading relationship.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called the conversation “robust.”

“In our meeting, we underscored that preserving NAFTA is vital for the millions of Americans whose jobs depend on trade in North America, and that weakening the agreement would jeopardize American economic growth,” Hatch said. Click here to read more.

Related: U.S. Senators Express Optimism About NAFTA After Trump Meeting (Reuters)