“Texas needs to take the lead on NAFTA 2.0”

Photo: The Dallas Morning News

Texas Representative Will Hurd said Texas should take the lead on the renegotiation of NAFTA at a panel discussion at the Bush Center June 19. The Tower Center cosponsored the panel along with the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center.

The 23-year-old agreement has been in the news since Donald Trump called it the worst trade deal in history during his presidential campaign.

“Workers are lacking the skills — we are doing everything we can to get to connect workers to career paths in trade and logistics,” said NASCO President Tiffany Melvin. While the panel agreed the trade agreement isn’t perfect, they each argued for the importance of strengthening the deal going forward.

Read Jill Cowan’s story on the panel here and the Bush Center’s paper on NAFTA negotiations here.

Para leer en español sobre el panel, haga clic aquí.