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Bipartisan, Bicameral PNW Members Defend Their Farmers from NAFTA Renegotiation Threat

Bipartisan, Bicameral PNW Members Defend Their Farmers from NAFTA Renegotiation Threat

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Washington, D.C., September 20, 2017 | comments
Today, September 20, 2017 U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), and Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to abandon a proposal to establish a trade remedy provision for perishable and seasonal products that would harm the competiveness of fruit and vegetable growers in Washington state and Oregon. The provision is being considered as a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation process.

Members of Congress also signing the letter include Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-WA), Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04), McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10), Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-05).


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