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Congress

(In Trade)
May 31, 2019

The vice president said Congress will be urged to take up the deal this summer.


(In Trade)
May 30, 2019

“The draft SAA provides an outline for further discussions with Congress on these issues,” he told the House speaker. “We have included placeholders flagging areas we expect will be the focus of those conversations.”


(Daily News)
May 30, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer plans to send a draft statement of administrative action required on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to Congress on Thursday, sources told Inside U.S. Trade, starting the 30-day clock allowing for the submission of final implementing legislation to Capitol Hill.


(Daily News)
May 30, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday sent lawmakers a draft statement of administrative action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, starting the 30-day clock allowing for the submission of final implementing legislation to Capitol Hill.


(Daily News)
May 23, 2019

Members of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee this week used a hearing on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement enforcement to address issues with the scope of the new pact’s investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, asking whether the tool should apply more broadly.


(Daily News)
May 22, 2019

Witnesses at a House hearing on Wednesday offered House lawmakers several suggestions -- including a more robust version of a proposal advanced by two Democratic senators -- for how the administration could enforce the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, though all agreed that unilateral action under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act would be inadequate.


(In Trade)
May 22, 2019

After linking USMCA to infrastructure, then cutting a meeting with Democratic leaders short, Trump said “You can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously – it just doesn’t work that way. You can’t go down two tracks at the same time.”


(Daily News)
May 21, 2019

As U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer continues to meet with Democrats to push for the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, many maintain that the removal of the Section 232 tariffs on Canada and Mexico was merely a step in a larger process toward moving the deal to a vote -- a process that could involve small groups of lawmakers to deal with the most pressing issues.


(In Trade)
May 21, 2019

“Focus export promotion programs on new markets immediately available to producers,” the Kansas senator tells Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.


(Daily News)
May 20, 2019

The National Foreign Trade Council has thrown its support behind the international steel group seeking to challenge the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute at the Supreme Court.


(In Trade)
May 20, 2019

No government officials are slated to testify.


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