USMCA Interest Renewed For September Passage

Congress renews its focus on finalizing a deal with our North American neighbors.

Democrats want changes to labor and environmental provisions. Some sources say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will stall the deal in the House to deny President Trump a political win ahead of the 2020 elections. Texas Republican Representative, Kevin Brady, discounts the claims but urges the House to pass a deal.

Congress returns September 9th. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and House Republicans plan to work with Speaker Pelosi to get a majority of Democratic votes. If it makes it to the Senate - Senator Chuck Grassley promises to work quickly to approve the deal.