CBS: Senate Democrats push trade as latest policy platform




August 2, 2017 | By: Kathryn Watson. 

As the Senate’s August recess approaches, Democrats are looking ahead to the next policy item on their agenda — trade. 

On Wednesday morning, Senate Democrats will roll out their latest trade policy proposals. Among them are the creation of the American Jobs Security Council — an entity that can veto proposed foreign purchases of U.S. companies — along with an independent trade prosecutor to go after foreign countries so companies don’t need to rely on the World Trade Organization, and principles for any renegotiation of the controversial North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Trade is one piece of the Democrats’ tagline heading into the 2018 midterms, which is, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.” Democrats argue better trade deals will raise incomes and create more well-paying jobs for low and middle-income Americans.

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