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(Daily News)
October 28, 2019

As negotiations between House Democrats and the Trump administration over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement near the finish line, local U.S. television stations are hoping they can squeeze in a fix to the deal they say will prevent Canadian and Mexican companies from pirating their signals.


(Daily News)
October 25, 2019

Mexican officials have been working to assuage concerns among U.S. lawmakers and labor groups that Mexico won’t live up to its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement labor commitments, but AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka this week said he remained wary, calling Mexico’s funding plan for labor reform implementation “voodoo economics.”


(Daily News)
October 24, 2019

A co-chair of the Congressional India Caucus said this week that a partial U.S.-India trade deal that could be announced soon likely will restore some of the benefits once afforded to the country under the Generalized System of Preferences in exchange for better market access.


(Daily News)
October 23, 2019

House Democrats and the Trump administration are nearing the final stages of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations, revising proposals “line by line” and eyeing only “a few more meetings” to finish their work, key lawmakers said on Wednesday after a discussion with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
October 23, 2019

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ratification efforts should not be linked to multiemployer pension legislation to ensure more Democratic support for the trade deal, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday, addressing an idea under consideration by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA).


(In Trade)
October 22, 2019

The U.S. and UK will have to make tradeoffs in balancing peace at the Irish border and trade interests, witnesses at a House hearing said Tuesday.


(Daily News)
October 22, 2019

As House Democrats continue to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on outstanding concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a GOP “whip team” focused on the deal's ratification plans to meet this week to discuss next steps.


(Daily News)
October 22, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says he is concerned “for the first time” about the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(Daily News)
October 18, 2019

A House working group set up to address Democrats' concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is making progress in its talks with the administration, House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) said on Thursday, saying the sides were “firming it up” but acknowledging more progress was needed on labor.


(Daily News)
October 17, 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has committed to increasing spending on labor reform implementation, according to a letter delivered to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) on Thursday.


(In Trade)
October 17, 2019

“I don't think its possible for us to have a hearing and a markup before the deadline,” he told Inside U.S. Trade. “But that would be ideal, wouldn't it?”


(Daily News)
October 17, 2019

Several members of the Senate Finance Committee say they remain unsure whether a deal reached by the U.S. and China last week will amount to much, calling for more details from the Trump administration.


(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.


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