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Congress

(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.”


(Daily News)
October 01, 2019

The U.S. business community will not let lawmakers link the push to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to the impeachment process that House Democrats have initiated, U.S. Chamber of Commerce officials said on Tuesday, suggesting the deal's passage could serve as a sign from both sides that they can still legislate despite the divisive proceedings.


(Daily News)
October 01, 2019

President Trump could move forward with most U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement provisions without congressional approval, according to a report published on Tuesday by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has responded “favorably” to a counterproposal from the House Democrats' working group negotiating U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement issues with the administration, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) told reporters.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2019

The Trump administration's U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill is being eyed as a potential trade-off for a pension measure that might ensure more Democratic support for the trade deal, according to a report issued this week by a conservative think tank.


(Daily News)
September 27, 2019

A Senate Appropriations Committee spending bill approved this week instructs the Commerce Department to publish the non-confidential aspects of the administration’s Section 232 report on auto and auto parts imports and contends that the president cannot unilaterally decide to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement.


(In Trade)
September 27, 2019

“Mexico agreed to allow full potato access for avocado access. Unfortunately, Mexico has failed to honor its obligation.”


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