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Matthew Rooney Talks to CNN Money About NAFTA Negotiations

August 17, 2017 1 minute Read by Sarah Boynton
In an interview with CNN Money, George W. Bush Institute's Economic Growth Director, Matthew Rooney, defends NAFTA and the modernization of the trade agreement.

 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.


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Sarah Boynton
Sarah Boynton

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.  

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