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(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.


(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 07, 2019

“While the termination of the Agreement takes effect as of today, it should be noted that the parties have shown their willingness to continue negotiating with the aim of achieving a successful conclusion in the following weeks.”


(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.


(In Trade)
May 06, 2019

 Withdrawing from the deal, as the Commerce Department is slated to do on Tuesday, would have “negative consequences,” Gov. Doug Ducey writes.


(In Trade)
May 06, 2019

Also: A new poll puts support for USMCA at 70 percent in the U.S., 80 percent in Mexico.


(Daily News)
May 06, 2019

A group of 21 House Ways & Means Democrats is questioning how the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will impact Capitol Hill's ability to address rising health care costs, contending the intellectual property changes in the deal will “almost certainly” lead to higher prices for U.S. consumers.


(In Trade)
May 03, 2019

Pence says administration will deal with USMCA issues raised by key senators.


(Daily News)
May 03, 2019

Mexican officials are in Washington, DC, this week to discuss the possibility of replacing Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum with tariff-rate quotas, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 02, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement should be voted on even if tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are still in place, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Thursday, breaking from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) assertion that unless the duties are lifted the deal is “dead.”


(Daily News)
May 01, 2019

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) on Wednesday released a side-by-side comparison of Mexico’s new labor reforms to the commitments the country made in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, touting the reforms as compliant with the deal and urging its passage.


(In Trade)
May 01, 2019

Toomey, in questions submitted for the record following a March hearing, asked “has your agency developed any internal legal documents to justify such a withdrawal attempt?”


(Daily News)
April 30, 2019

Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling the Mexican Senate's passage of a labor reform bill a step in the right direction as they continue to evaluate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with enforcement still a key concern.


(Daily News)
April 30, 2019

President Trump used a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday to assess where they stood on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to participants who said they stressed the importance of enforceability during the brief discussion.


(In Trade)
April 30, 2019

“Exactly what labor leaders in the United States and Mexico have sought for decades.”


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