Accession Number : ADA288440

Title :   NAFTA -- How the Day Was Won.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Haven, Don R.

PDF Url : ADA288440

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This paper explores the strategy employed by the Clinton Administration to get the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed into law. It covers the period from the time the side agreements to NAFTA were signed in August 1993 until the House vote in November 1993. A short history of NAFTA is presented followed by a discussion of the leadership of both the pro-NAFTA and anti-NAFTA factions. An analysis of several key events such as the Perot-Gore debate provides an indication as to the Administration' 5 strategy to gain influence in the House and how it was countered by those who opposed the agreement. The paper concludes with a series of lessons learned which may prove applicable to future battles to pass the Administration's legislative program. This paper explores the strategy employed by the Clinton Administration to get the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed into law. It covers the period from the time the side agreements to NAFTA were signed in August 1993 until the House vote in November 1993. A short history of NAFTA is presented followed by a discussion of the leadership of both the pro-NAFTA and anti-NAFTA factions. An analysis of several key events such as the Perot-Gore debate provides an indication as to the Administration' 5 strategy to gain influence in the House and how it was countered by those who opposed the agreement. The paper concludes with a series of lessons learned which may prove applicable to future battles to pass the Administration's legislative program.

Descriptors :   *AGREEMENTS, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, JOBS, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, GAIN, HISTORY, ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, BUDGETS, LABOR.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE