Pressure mounts to bring USMCA to a vote

Pressure is mounting on the Speaker of the House to bring the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement up for a vote this year.

Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says his country is sending Nancy Pelosi a letter urging Congress to approve the new trade deal.

Meanwhile, President Trump continues to criticize Pelosi, who indicated last week there might not be enough time to get USMCA done in 2019.

Trump said during a photo-op at the White House Monday that Pelosi is incapable of moving the deal, even though she knows it’s a great deal.

Minnesota Farm Bureau president Kevin Paap tells Brownfield USMCA needs to get done sooner rather than later.

“We understand trade agreements take a long time. I think we need to understand everybody needs to walk back home with something they got to save face, and we need to continue to do that with USMCA.”

Speaker Pelosi said Monday negotiators are within range of a substantially improved agreement for America’s workers, and now they need to see that progress in writing from U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer for final review.

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