POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Where the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate stand on key Colorado issues ahead of primary

Rivals John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff are offering distinct choices for voters ahead of the June 30 election

 

Q: TRADE AGREEMENTS


 

Q:

Did you support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and what is your stance on trade tariffs?

Background: President Donald Trump received bipartisan congressional approval for a rework of NAFTA -- now known as the USMCA, or United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The deal includes new protections for auto manufacturing and labor and the environment, and it relaxes market restrictions on dairy products to encourage trade. It came as a welcome relief to many Colorado farmers and manufacturers. But if elected, a new president also would inherit strained relations with China and other countries subjected to punitive Trump administration tariffs in recent years.

 

Supports the trade agreement

A: Hickenlooper supports the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. He hopes that the three countries can move ahead with protections for Colorado’s farmers, workers and businesses. Hickenlooper does not support trade tariffs and opposes President Trump’s tariffs on goods from China and the European Union. Instead, he said he supports free-trade agreements.

 

 

 

He declined to take a position

A: Romanoff would not say whether he supported the agreement. But in terms of other trade deals, he said they must respect the rights of workers in the U.S. and abroad and include human rights and environmental standards.

 

 

The Candidates


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John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper

Former Colorado governor and Denver mayor   

Andrew Romanoff

Andrew Romanoff

Former state House speaker and director Mental Health Colorado