by Ken Lund
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Question by dianer: Did you see that House passed a bill opposing NAFTA superhighway?
House Prohibits Construction of NAFTA Superhighway
As part of the 2008 Transportation Appropriations Act which passed the House of Representatives this week, an amendment was included that would prohibit the government from spending funds on a NAFTA Superhighway.
While no NAFTA Superhighway actually exists, or is there any plan to build one according to the federal government, there have been discussions that such a highway is being planned. According to some, the highway would consist of 12 lanes and would run through the U.S. beginning at the Mexican border near Laredo, Texas and travel north to the Canadian border through Duluth, Minn. It would allow containers with goods and products to be shipped from other countries up through Mexico and into the U.S. Not only would it hurt American trade, but such a road would also be a risk to national security.
While there is no specific plan to date, the language in this bill strictly prohibits it from occurring. The bill must now pass the Senate before being signed by the President.
1 . Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should provide notice of withdrawal of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (Introduced in House)[H.CON.RES.22.IH]
2 . Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North… (Introduced in House)[H.CON.RES.40.IH]
3 . To direct the United States Trade Representative to conduct an investigation of the personal exemption allowance that Canada provides for merchandise purchased abroad by Canadian residents,… (Introduced in Senate)[S.1250.IS]
4 . NAFTA Trucking Safety Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.1756.IH]
5 . United States Specialty Crop Export Opportunities Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.1706.IH]
6 . To amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to
can’t pick a best answer, they are all informative. The plan is to get the message out. Isn’t it strange that they put the information out there but still there are those that will never believe?
Answer by jamesmom2
don’t worry, we can’t even afford to put a fence on our border, let alone build any kind of super highway