Amid controversy, a ball got rolling.

NAFTA Plus 20 – January 1994

Amid controversy, a ball got rolling.

Amid controversy, a ball got rolling.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – President Clinton Statement on passage of NAFTA – November 18, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Amid a storm of controversy, with sides divided on whether or not it is ultimately a good thing, January marks the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA).

After a long and at times contentious debate, The House passed the milestone bill on November 17, 1993.

Just prior to his leaving for the first APEC Economic Summit in Seattle, President Clinton offered remarks on the historic vote and passage of NAFTA.

Here are those remarks via a Special Report from NPR on November 18, 1993.

 

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