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Pascrell Reacts to Tariffs Deal

Statement

Date: May 17, 2019
Location: Washington,DC

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways Means Subcommittee on Trade, reacted to published reports that the United States, Canada, and Mexico have come to an agreement to erase Donald Trump's imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports in the drive to come to a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

"While I have yet to see the proclamation, if these reports are true this is certainly a positive step. I never understood why the Trump administration would treat our partners so shabbily so this would be a sensible move. Is it enough to get a new deal over the finish line? Not for me it isn't. Any new NAFTA won't get my support until enforcement of strong labor standards can be assured."


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