Michigan has seen firsthand the terrible damage trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have brought to this country. Nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the state since the deal took effect, and it is estimated NAFTA has cost the U.S. more than 700,000 jobs overall as of 2013.

That is unacceptable, but not surprising given the $173 billion trade deficit this country had with Canada and Mexico as of last year. Trade policy changes are needed to rebalance the scales between North American nations. Luckily, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and other House members came together last month to roll out a blueprint of just how to do so.

The resolution, H. Res. 132, outlines a number of key provisions that must be included in the text of any renegotiation of NAFTA, which President Trump made a priority during last year’s election. These include strong, enforceable labor and environmental standards, protections against currency manipulation and the removal of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement process that gives foreign corporations the ability to contest U.S. laws in front of a private tribunal.
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