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Rep. DeFazio pushes bill that would prohibit trade with Brazil until action on Amazon

September 09, 2019 at 11:32 AM
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) is pushing new legislation that would block some imports from Brazil and prohibit the U.S. from negotiating a trade deal with the country until its government takes action to “aggressively combat” fires and other problems in the Amazon rainforest. The “Act for Amazon Act” would temporarily ban certain Brazilian imports from entering the U.S. and would bar the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from negotiating a trade pact with Brazil, according to a Sept. 6...


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