Senators Urge Renegotiation of U.S. Trade Deals

The New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama Monday to back legislation requiring the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and a long list of other trade pacts they blame for millions of lost U.S. manufacturing jobs.

"We want trade and plenty of it, but we want trade under new rules. The TRADE Act will help Congress and the White House craft a trade policy that makes sense and learns from our many mistakes over the past couple of decades," Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, told reporters in a conference call.

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