Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the Administration's latest NAFTA announcement:
“I have supported NAFTA renegotiation because it is a deeply flawed deal that has disadvantaged Pennsylvania workers. I’m glad the negotiators are making progress and that Canada will soon return to the negotiating table. When a final deal is reached I intend to thoroughly review the new agreement to ensure it levels the playing field for workers in Pennsylvania and throughout the country.
In 2017, I outlined several areas of NAFTA that needed to be addressed, such as: including strong and enforceable labor and environmental standards; and reforms to the rules of origin provisions, the rules that compromise the United States’ ability to enforce its trade remedy laws, and Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). I will hold the Administration accountable for achieving measurable reform of NAFTA that helps workers in Pennsylvania, creates jobs and raises wages.”