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Labor Secretary William E. Brock III said the Administration will press Congress to help industries reduce the trade deficit “not through protectionism, but through improving our ability to compete” by providing “a quality product at a better price.” President Reagan, who has threatened to veto any protectionist legislation, “has been trying for a long time now to get the Congress to face up to the fact that our trade problems didn’t start in Japan or Brazil or France. They started right here at home,” Brock said in an NBC interview.


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