The Utah House of Representatives doesn't want to end the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In a 45-19 vote Tuesday, the House voted against sending to Congress a resolution encouraging withdraw from NAFTA.

Rep. Glenn Donnelson, sponsor of HR1, said NAFTA "sent jobs across the border. We lost lots of jobs, high-paying jobs."

However, those speaking against the resolution said withdrawal could hurt the state economically and could cause the nation to face financial penalties.

"The consequences are probably beyond our ability, just in penalties, to calculate," said Rep. Sheryl Allen, R-Bountiful. "This legislation is very unwise."