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(Daily News)
October 16, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with members of the House Democrat working group in charge of ironing out differences in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement this week, with two key lawmakers saying the sides had made significant progress.


(Daily News)
October 16, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has yet to receive a letter on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement promised by Mexican President t Andrés Manuel López Obrador last week, Pelosi told Inside U.S. Trade on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
October 16, 2019

“I think it is just inappropriate right now at this moment to insert this liability protection into trade agreements,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said.


(Daily News)
October 15, 2019

The “phase one” deal with China that President Trump announced last week is not as comprehensive as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) had hoped it would be, the senator said on Tuesday, adding that he wanted to hear more about the administration’s planned “next steps” in negotiations.


(In Trade)
October 15, 2019

“Doing so is essential to promoting certainty and growth for manufacturing businesses, workers and families across the United States – each of whom relies on trade with our North American partners to prosper and grow.”


(In Trade)
October 11, 2019

The petitions will be considered in the development of a report to the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance committees.


(Daily News)
October 10, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has declined a House Energy and Commerce Committee invitation to testify next week about the trade implications of a provision in the Communications Decency Act that protects internet service providers and other companies that host third-party content, according to a committee spokesman.


(Daily News)
October 10, 2019

House Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are pushing to wrap up negotiations on outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues by the end of October, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(In Trade)
October 10, 2019

“The United States has long been a leader on these issues, but we can't do it alone.”


(Daily News)
October 09, 2019

Senior USTR officials briefed Capitol Hill staff last Thursday on the Trump administration’s trade enforcement initiatives, touching on World Trade Organization cases, Section 301 tariff exclusions for Chinese products and digital services taxes, among other issues, sources said.


(Daily News)
October 09, 2019

The U.S. must “neuter” the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body to ensure needed reforms, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
October 09, 2019

A premature vote, he said, would be a “colossal mistake.”


(Daily News)
October 08, 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday will send a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging her to put the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to a vote, he told reporters this week.


(Daily News)
October 04, 2019

The proposed budget cut to Mexico’s Labor Ministry in 2020 is not an accurate reflection of the resources Mexico is dedicating to implement labor reform laws called for in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a top Mexican official said on Thursday in response to concerns raised by lawmakers and labor groups in the U.S.


(Daily News)
October 04, 2019

Key House Democrats have received a new proposal crafted by Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) that would address labor concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in part by requiring Mexico to implement labor reforms in at least 500 workplaces before the trade deal is ratified, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(In Trade)
October 04, 2019

“When Pelosi says she wants to get to yes, she wants to get to yes,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday.


(Daily News)
October 02, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday she is committed to resolving issues with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement despite an impeachment probe into President Trump -- a position Trump reduced to a “camouflage for trying to win an election.”


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