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Schakowsky Statement on U.S. – Mexico NAFTA announcement

“NAFTA has failed North American workers. It has depressed wages, outsourced jobs, and busted unions. The agreement has also wreaked havoc on our environment.

“Any renegotiation of the deal will have a long way to go to address these flaws, and I look forward to reviewing the U.S. – Mexico deal announced yesterday to see what sort of progress has been made. This is a deal negotiated behind closed doors. Now it is out in the open for all to see, analyze and judge.

“I will be looking closely to ensure that a new deal puts working families first, ensuring that workers’ rights are protected, outsourcing is minimized, wage increases are prioritized, access to affordable prescription drugs is guaranteed, and environmental protections are included. It is especially crucial that labor and environmental standards have strong enforcement mechanisms – our planet and our workers need more than just talk.”

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