Like Gandalf, Congress Is Blocking Trump’s Anti-NAFTA Demon

Apparently all the fuss about President Trump unleashing Trumpageddon upon the economic masses is nothing more than hot air thanks to…Congress‽ The holdup in starting Nafta negotiations has actually been the U.S. Congress, which jealously guards its authority to shape U.S. trade agreements. The 2015 fast-track trade law requires the president to send Congress a 90-day notice before he can begin trade talks—and it also requires his U.S. trade representative to brief Congress before submitting that letter. Congress has yet to confirm Mr. Trump’s trade representative nominee, Robert Lighthizer, and so he has been unable to start talks. Lawmakers...

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