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Congress

(In Trade)
May 20, 2019

No government officials are slated to testify.


(Daily News)
May 17, 2019

The U.S. will eliminate Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico in exchange for the repeal of retaliatory duties on U.S. goods, though all parties retain authority to re-impose 25 and 10 percent tariffs if there is a surge in imports and consultations about the sudden increase fail.


(Daily News)
May 15, 2019

Mexico is close to a Section 232 deal with the U.S., Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade said on Wednesday, adding that he was optimistic Canada was nearing an agreement as well -- but both Canadian and Mexican officials suggested talks remained at a stalemate.


(In Trade)
May 15, 2019

The PIIE paper analyzes congressional districts most heavily dependent on exports to Canada and Mexico to determine who is most likely to vote yes if the deal is brought to the House floor.


(Daily News)
May 15, 2019

After a Wednesday meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) praised the “goodwill in the room” but said USTR’s proposal to address Democrats’ concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement still had a “ways to go.”


(In Trade)
May 15, 2019

“The intent is to be quick because we want to send a powerful message to, first, our farmers, and ranchers, and the ag world, but also to our friends around the world that ag is not up for debate.”


(In Trade)
May 15, 2019

No witnesses have been named.


(In Trade)
May 14, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, said this week that she opposes unilateral trade actions taken by the Trump administration and would push the U.S. to work with “our allies to address China.”


(Daily News)
May 10, 2019

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is striving to graft biologics language included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership onto the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement after it was “ignored” by the Office of U.S. Trade Representative over the objections of Canada and Mexico, he said on Friday.


(In Trade)
May 10, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence visited Peterson’s district this week and called on him to push for a vote on the agreement.


(Daily News)
May 10, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week showed a new “willingness” to address the Democrats' concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which met with the USTR on Thursday.  


(Daily News)
May 09, 2019

A possible lack of funding and a series of special sessions scheduled during the Mexican legislature's upcoming congressional recess, which could result in changes to the labor legislation required by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, are spurring concern among U.S. labor unions about the viability of Mexico’s pledges.


(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

A bipartisan group of 159 House members wants White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow to advise the president against imposing auto restrictions they argue would have a cascading negative impact on supply chains and deflate the U.S. economy.


(In Trade)
May 08, 2019

“We don't consider that a law in Mexico approved by its Congress needs someone from the outside to validate it.”


(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats are continuing to engage with the administration about their concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but an accord on how -- or if -- to proceed toward a vote remains far from certain, lawmakers said this week.


(Daily News)
May 08, 2019

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), chairman of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee, said this week that his caucus sees “no advantage” to rushing a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, though he contended the deal was “dead” if it is not addressed before next year’s elections are in full swing.


(In Trade)
May 08, 2019

The votes will give the bank its first quorum in years.


(Daily News)
May 07, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence heard from Senate Republicans on Tuesday about their concerns with the Trump administration’s decision to hike tariff rates on Chinese goods if a satisfactory deal with Beijing is not reached this week.


(Daily News)
May 07, 2019

The Trump administration must ensure that ongoing U.S.-China negotiations are “worthwhile” and “not repeat 2011,” when China reneged on specific reforms, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
May 07, 2019

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is urging Congress to consider whether U.S. regulations governing Chinese economic activities are effective in addressing technology transfer risks.


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