Stabenow Statement on Beginning of Talks to Renegotiate NAFTA

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement on the beginning of talks between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to renegotiate NAFTA:


“Given NAFTA’s importance to our workers, businesses, farmers, and our economy in Michigan, a modernization is long overdue.  As talks begin this week, it is critical that the Trump Administration focus on stronger trade enforcement, combating currency manipulation, enacting strong and effective labor and environmental rules, and updating provisions related to the new technology economy.  Any changes to NAFTA need to lead to an improvement in our quality of life and higher wages for Michigan families, not a race to the bottom.  The goal must be to export our products, not our jobs!”