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Senators question TPA compliance of a bilateral NAFTA deal with Mexico

August 28, 2018 at 9:01 AM
Several senators, including members of the Finance Committee, on Monday questioned whether a bilateral trade deal with Mexico would satisfy Trade Promotion Authority requirements, potentially setting up a clash with the Trump administration over its belief that it can submit such a pact to Congress. “NAFTA was a trilateral agreement,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), a member of the Finance Committee, told reporters. “NAFTA was enacted with legislation, it required legislation to pass Congress and be signed into law in order...

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