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North American Free Trade Agreement

(Daily News)
July 03, 2019

The U.S. Conference of Mayors this week called for changes to the text of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- largely mirroring Democratic concerns over labor, enforcement and environmental protections -- and for Congress to schedule a vote on the deal in 2019.


(In Trade)
July 02, 2019

Asked if House Sepaker Pelosi’s public calls to re-open the agreement were sparked by pressure from first-term Democrats – and would give her cover to say she tried if she failed – Grassley responded, “Yes to both questions.”


(In Trade)
June 28, 2019

“We do not want to pass this agreement just slightly different from NAFTA with a little sugar on top and say, ‘See, we did something different.’ If it isn't really going to be enforceable, it will just be NAFTA with sugar on top.”


(Daily News)
June 26, 2019

The administration “can make some changes” to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to win Democratic votes, President Trump said on Wednesday, while House Ways & Means trade subcommittee chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said his caucus was “open” to negotiating how those adjustments could be made.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

Mexico has outlined and submitted to Capitol Hill a “proposed roadmap” showing how it plans to implement its labor law reforms through 2023.


(Daily News)
June 25, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet on Tuesday with a House working group tasked to work with the administration on Democratic concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
June 24, 2019

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows U.S. government procurement contracts are more likely to be awarded to foreign companies when subject to international trade commitments, prompting two Democratic senators to call for expanded “Buy America” laws.


(In Trade)
June 21, 2019

“Democratic Congress members' resolve could be bolstered by the unanimous support of so many Democratic candidates vying for the presidency,” according to the Citizens Trade Campaign.


(Daily News)
June 20, 2019

A vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement ahead of Capitol Hill’s August recess is “not going to happen,” House Ways & Means trade subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2019

 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called it “a crucial step forward.”


(Daily News)
June 19, 2019

Members of the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday highlighted countries around the globe they feel are ripe for trade agreements with the U.S., with some urging that talks be promptly initiated as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and China trade issues are worked out.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2019

Farmers dealing with low commodity prices, trade tensions with China and rampant flooding need more markets to sell their products, American Farm Bureau Federation says.


(In Trade)
June 19, 2019

“I think we have to find some way to help those people. There’s no question that they’re hurting.”


(Daily News)
June 18, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday said he was open to working with lawmakers on outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement concerns, offering to address multiple senators’ requests during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee.


(Daily News)
June 18, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday said he was open to working with lawmakers on outstanding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement concerns, offering to address multiple senators’ requests during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2019

No witnesses for the June 25 hearing were announced.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2019

The speaker has a lot of new members who need “hand-holding” through the process, Senate Finance Chairman said.


(In Trade)
June 18, 2019

“We are writing to express our concerns about reports that the administration may be exploring” the move, the bipartisan group says in a letter to Lighthizer.


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