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Ways & Means Democrats urge Lighthizer not to open trade talks with the Philippines

September 05, 2018 at 10:55 AM
Six House Ways & Means Democrats, including the ranking member on the trade subcommittee, are urging the Trump administration not to sign a free trade deal with the Philippines. In a Sept. 4 letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer , the six lawmakers note that the country has been singled out as a top candidate for a bilateral deal. Inside U.S. Trade reported earlier this month that talks with the Philippines could begin later this year . But...


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