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Republicans and Democrats Urge Trump Not to Break ‘Vital’ Deal with South Korea

Posted September 06, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Danielle Paquette – Washington Post)

Republican and Democratic lawmakers urged President Trump on Tuesday not to break a trade deal with South Korea, saying the agreement was vital to key industries in America’s heartland.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released a joint statement Tuesday defending the five-year-old U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, which business leaders say has boosted the very workers who voted Trump into the White House.

“South Korea is a significant economic partner, our seventh largest export market, and a vital customer for U.S. manufacturers, services providers, farmers, and ranchers,” the lawmakers wrote. Click here to read more.