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U.S. lawmakers express optimism over NAFTA negotiations

U.S. lawmakers express optimism over NAFTA negotiations
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National flags representing the United States, Canada, and Mexico fly in the breeze in New Orleans where leaders of the North American Free Trade Agreement met on April 21, 2008. (AP / Judi Bottoni)

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00AM EDT

WASHINGTON - Top U.S. lawmakers tasked with an oversight role in the NAFTA negotiations are expressing confidence in the state of the discussions, downplaying talk of a halting start to the process.

The two highest-ranking members of the U.S. Senate finance committee legally designated with monitoring the negotiations have brushed aside reports of early bumps.
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