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(In Trade)
July 31, 2019

The bill would charge the Federal Reserve with achieving a current account balance within five years. 


(In Trade)
July 31, 2019

“If you look at the Democratic debates and what people are saying about China, if anything, they are just as tough or tougher. I don’t think it makes sense to try to wait out the administration.”


(Daily News)
July 31, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is working on a “rapid-response” enforcement approach for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that borrows heavily from a proposal introduced by two key Democratic senators earlier this year, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(Daily News)
July 30, 2019

Senate Finance Committee members on Tuesday addressed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement enforcement options that the Trump administration and House Democrats might consider as they work to reach agreement on areas of concern with the deal.


(Daily News)
July 29, 2019

A group of House Democrats in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group is demanding answers from a Mexican Goodyear plant after lawmakers were denied entry there earlier this month.


(In Trade)
July 29, 2019

Warren’s plan calls for a slew of changes including increasing transparency during negotiations, creating independent commissions to monitor compliance with labor and environmental standards and renegotiating trade deals with countries that do not meet a set of nine criteria.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

In a progress report sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday, the House Democrats' U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group said it intended to send detailed text to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer next week, calling on USTR to respond with counteroffers.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

After an enforcement-centric meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday, several U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement working group members said a contentious “panel-blocking” issue with the deal's dispute-settlement approach remained unresolved.


(Daily News)
July 26, 2019

New Democrat Coalition members this week encouraged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to continue working with a group of House lawmakers on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues before moving forward with ratification, hoping they can make progress even during the August congressional recess, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
July 25, 2019

Business groups flocked to Capitol Hill this week to push for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of a lengthy congressional recess, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to boost efforts to promote the deal on lawmaker's home turf.


(Daily News)
July 25, 2019

Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on Thursday introduced a bill that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for 10 years.


(Daily News)
July 24, 2019

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), the House chief deputy whip, said on Wednesday that Congress would pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement this year, hinting at a significant number of Democrats likely to support it.


(Daily News)
July 24, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday briefed several Senate Republicans on the state of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement talks with Democrats as well as high-level U.S.-China discussions slated to resume in Shanghai next week.


(In Trade)
July 24, 2019

A group of private-sector witnesses is slated to appear before the panel on July 30.


(Daily News)
July 23, 2019

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined by 600 other business associations across the country, is urging Congress to approve the U.S.- Mexico-Canada Agreement as soon as possible.


(Daily News)
July 22, 2019

Concerns that a controversial de minimis provision could be included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s implementing legislation continue to vex House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle who have raised the issue in recent talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
July 19, 2019

Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are crafting legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and hope to introduce a bill before the August congressional recess, Cramer told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
July 18, 2019

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena on Thursday said that a budget to implement labor reform in Mexico will be decided by September -- responding to a key concern flagged by congressional Democrats as they consider whether to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


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