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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on Conclusion of NAFTA Ministerial Meeting

May 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 11, 2018) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement upon the conclusion of the American, Canadian, and Mexican trade ministers’ latest meeting to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“President Trump promised to stop job outsourcing and bring jobs back through a renegotiated NAFTA. I urge the Administration to continue talks until a deal is achieved that meets those promises.”

“Too many working people have not seen a pay increase in years and struggle to find good-paying jobs because of NAFTA. Instead of leveling the playing field, NAFTA has made it easy for companies to outsource jobs to Mexico. Since NAFTA, Mexico’s already low wages are down and American workers’ wages are flat, while prices for necessities keep going up. Corporations will continue pushing down wages for American workers until NAFTA’s job outsourcing incentives are eliminated and a strong labor chapter with swift and certain enforcement is included in the deal.”

“President Trump needs to keep his promise, not walk away from the table without a better deal. Anything less will be a betrayal of American workers and the countless promises he made to them.”