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Key Democrat Demands Changes to New North America Trade Deal

  • Bill Pascrell says legislation to implement deal needs changes
  • U.S, Canada, Mexico preparing to sign Nafta successor at G-20
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer directs trucks entering the United States from Mexico in San Diego, California.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer directs trucks entering the United States from Mexico in San Diego, California.

Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico needs changes to secure support from Democrats, according to a senior House Democrat in line to play a leading role on trade policy in the new Congress.

There needs “to be not only changes in the legislation but more enforcement” if the Trump administration wants votes from Democrats, said New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell, who is positioned to chair the Ways and Means Trade subcommittee, in an interview on Wednesday.