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Congress

(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.


(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.


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