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Democratic senators urge Trump to strike government procurement chapter from NAFTA

June 19, 2017
A group of 11 Democratic senators is pushing the administration to strike the government procurement chapter from the North American Free Trade Agreement, claiming that doing so would help restore U.S. manufacturing. The lawmakers argue that NAFTA creates “loopholes in Buy American requirements by providing Mexican and Canadian companies the same access to taxpayer-funded U.S. government projects as American companies,” they wrote in a June 16 letter to President Trump . The letter was signed by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (WI),...

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