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Schumer says Democrats' new trade platform is ‘tougher than Section 301’

August 02, 2017
Senate Democrats have unveiled a new, seven-point trade platform that includes views on NAFTA and Buy America reform, along with calling for a new economic security investment watchdog, measures to counter currency manipulation, creating a new trade prosecutor position, penalties for contractors that outsource, and an outsourcing tax for companies that leave the U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Aug. 2 said the new measures are “tougher than Section 301 action,” which the Trump administration is readying to...

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