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Lawmakers want proof of Trump’s claims of increased Mexican ag purchases

June 13, 2019
Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to explain the president’s recent claims that a new immigration deal with Mexico to avert 5 percent tariffs included additional agriculture purchases. During a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Thursday, Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) pressed top administration agriculture trade officials Gregg Doud and Ted McKinney about the details behind President Trump’s tweet last week claiming that Mexico, as a part of any deal, would be “purchasing Farm & Agricultural products at very...


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