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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on Canada’s Consideration of NAFTA Implementing Language

May 30, 2019
Press Release

NEW HAVEN, CT (May 30, 2019) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding Canada’s consideration of implementing language for the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“Yesterday, Canada introduced implementing legislation for the renegotiated NAFTA. This premature decision comes as members of the Canadian Parliament are speaking out that, in its current form, this agreement falls short in many key areas such as labor, environment, access to medicines, and enforcement.”

“While the Canadians rush to approve this deal, Congressional Democrats remain committed to making key changes to the core of the agreement that will include strong labor and environmental standards and enforcement and remove the monopoly rights for Big Pharma. These key changes must be included in the text of the agreement in order for it to be considered in Congress. I encourage my colleagues in Canada to address these critical issues before passing the agreement.”