Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Senators Say NAFTA Changes Could Hurt Kansas

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Senators Say NAFTA Changes Could Hurt Kansas

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The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Both Republican senators in Kansas are expressing concerns that any major changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement could have a negative impact on the state's economy.

Republican President Donald Trump has been a persistent critic of NAFTA. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran say they're open to improvements but agree that NAFTA needs to preserve or expand export opportunities.

Trump has been a persistent critic of the trade agreement. The U.S., Mexico and Canada are in negotiations to modify the agreement.

Kansas Public Radio reported that Moran said in a December newsletter that while he supports efforts to "modernize and improve" NAFTA, withdrawing from the agreement would hurt farmers and ranchers, and cost the state jobs.

Roberts disputed the view that the U. …

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