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Matthew Rooney Talks to CNN Money About NAFTA Negotiations
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico officially started renegotiating NAFTA yesterday in Washington. The George W. Bush Institute’s Director of Economic Growth, Matthew Rooney, was asked by CNN Money to weigh in on the topic. Rooney defended NAFTA and expressed support for modernizing the trade agreement that has been very beneficial to the U.S. and global economy. When asked about the time frame of the negotiation talks, Rooney admitted it may be a longer process than expected.
"I'm skeptical that you can fundamentally rewrite the agreement in six to eight months," said Rooney.
Read more from CNN Money’s article here.
Sarah Boynton serves as the Manager, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center with a focus on the Bush Institute’s domestic initiatives.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked with clients from Spain to promote wine, architecture and luxury goods in the U.S. market at Janet Kafka and Associates, a Dallas-based international marketing and public relations firm. Boynton also worked in Corporate Communications at Parkland Hospital as a media specialist.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies.Full Bio
Regardless of their background, immigrants contribute to the United States
We must recognize that immigrants admitted due to a familial relationship or a diversity visa are also important contributors to our economy.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $900 this year during the holidays. So, it is only fitting to discuss what truly makes the holidays so special: Global trade.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.