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Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: VELA REACTS TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLAN TO RENEGOTIATE NAFTA

May 18, 2017
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: VELA REACTS TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLAN TO RENEGOTIATE NAFTA

Washington, D.C.Today Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) released the statement below following U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s letter to Congressional leadership announcing the Trump Administration’s plans to renegotiate NAFTA:

“Today’s Congressional notification by the Trump Administration of their intention to re-open the NAFTA agreement comes at a time when our partnership with Mexico is strained by President Trump’s words and actions. While there may be a need to update NAFTA to reflect technological advancements, it is critical that we not disrupt the underlying fundamentals of the important trade relationship with our ally Mexico. Mexico is our nation’s third largest trading partner, and trade with Mexico supports 5 million jobs in this country of which 382,000 are in my home state of Texas.”

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