Schumer Statement On The Beginning Of Talks To Renegotiate NAFTA

August 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding the beginning of talks to renegotiate NAFTA:

“Nothing is more central to creating jobs and increasing take home pay than rewriting our backwards trade laws. In renegotiating NAFTA, the Trump administration should follow Senate Democrats’ A Better Deal trade proposal, which puts the interests of working families ahead of corporate profits. They must push for robust currency manipulation provisions; strong, enforceable labor standards; punishment for companies that ship jobs overseas; and stronger Buy American requirements, while providing workers, small businesses and the public with more input in negotiations. I urge the Trump administration to join us and use this opportunity to secure a better deal for American workers.”

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