WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released the following statement in response to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk’s comments on the North American Free Trade Agreement:

“I'm disappointed. The president needs to understand there is strong opposition to more-of-the-same trade deals. There is pent-up demand for a new approach that starts with fixing what is not working, including NAFTA. I plan on working closely with President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Kirk to fix this agreement and ensure the failed NAFTA model is not followed in future trade agreements. I hope it is as clear to President Obama as it is to Ohioans that our trade policy is not working and that it needs fixing.”