NFTC Commends CRS Clarification on
“The port security charge has been used erroneously by opponents of the agreement. National security is of paramount importance, and no free trade agreement – including this one – has altered that premise,” said Bill Reinsch, president of NFTC, which manages the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Coalition. “We’ve known the security charges were a red herring, now we have the proof.”
With a House floor vote on the U.S.-Oman FTA pending, today’s CRS report should clear one of the obstacles to final approval. The Senate approved the Oman FTA by a wide bipartisan margin on June 29.
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