Trump Urges Congress to Pass USMCA Before Taking Up Infrastructure

May 22, 2019 12:22 PM
 
In a letter sent to Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday, President Trump urged lawmakers to approve the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement before taking up infrastructure legislation. 

In a letter sent to Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday, President Trump urged lawmakers to approve the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement before taking up infrastructure legislation. 

In the letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) President Donald Trump wrote: “Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the important and popular USMCA trade deal. Once Congress has passed USMCA, we should turn our attention to a bipartisan infrastructure package.”

Pelosi and Schumer were scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss funding for an infrastructure plan. The meeting was abruptly called off after Pelosi told reporters earlier in the morning that the President was “engaged in a cover-up.” Meanwhile U.S. trade Representative Robert Lighthizer continues to work out USMCA issues with Pelosi. 

"[Lighthizer is] still negotiating with Speaker Pelosi and he thinks there is a sincere interest in the House on trying to get this done, and so hopefully they can find a way to get it passed by the House," said Senate Majority Whip John Thune.

Lighthizer is optimistic he and Pelosi will be able to work together to find solutions to Democratic demands, Politico reports. 

The House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee will examine enforcement of the new North American trade pact on Wednesday.

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Disheartened
Springfield , IL
5/22/2019 06:43 PM
 

  Be very cautious of a wolf wearing sheeps clothing! tRump can’t be trusted. He can’t even seal the deal with China and he claims it was going to be so easy!

 
 
Froggy
NWMO, MO
5/22/2019 08:29 PM
 

  I AM thankful we have such supreme leader who is also a phenomenal business man.Who has made fortunes not just for himself and his family,but dozens hell hundreds of other fortunes for many,many investors.He would not rest until those people who believed in him made fortune after fortune.He would always make sure those good hard working people who sacrificed and did without would not loose their life savings.He promised that it Will be a beautiful and tremendous investment and you would be so mad that you would have pay so much in taxes. Unfortunately, scores of people who trusted him lost everything,they spent a lifetime to make.His family made out just fine,but that was the only family did.I hope this is not going to happen to us.

 
 
Rick
Jonesboro , AR
5/22/2019 02:48 PM
 

  Your right Mike, that old bag Pelosi has obviously been infected with not only TDS but is nearing full blown senility! She cares nothing about the USA.

 
 

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