On the eve of the State of the Union, 35 Republican Senators sent a letter to President Trump reaffirming their belief in the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). They urged the president to keep NAFTA in place but supported efforts to modernize the trade agreement. Overall, the letter extols the value of the existing agreement and is seen by many as a reminder that many Republicans and business leaders remain concerned over threats to withdraw from NAFTA.