October 01,2018

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Wyden Statement on NAFTA Agreement

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement on the announcement of updated NAFTA.

“As I've said many times, NAFTA has long needed a serious overhaul. The crucial test for a new NAFTA, or any new trade agreement, is whether it is enforceable, particularly with respect to promises to protect worker rights and the environment. Americans are sick of hearing speeches about the benefits of new trade agreements when the agreements in place aren't even enforced and their opportunities don’t materialize,” Wyden said.  “I look forward to learning more about the final details and discussing the new agreement with Oregonians to determine whether it lives up to the President's promise to strike a new deal that truly benefits U.S. workers, innovators and farmers.”