`Delay Would Mean The Death Of Gatt'

Looks like GATT's a go. Sure, GOP conservatives such as Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina are eager to deal President Clinton another huge setback when the sweeping trade pact reaches the Senate floor in late November. And a new crop of "America First" Republicans, swept into office on Nov. 8, have joined a liberal Democratic chorus that claims the General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade will destroy U.S. jobs and erode American sovereignty. Even the usually reliable free trader, Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, is playing hard-to-get by extracting White House concessions in exchange for his support for GATT.

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