Democratic Leaders Slow-Walk Trump USMCA Trade Deal despite Concessions



Sean Higgins | Washington Examiner

Splits within the Democratic caucus are restraining any momentum to force a House vote on President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade.

The White House, Canada, and Mexico have all acted in recent weeks to address various lawmakers’ demands, but some Democrats are insisting on further changes. As a consequence, there hasn’t been an increase in pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to schedule a vote.

A House Democratic staffer said that Democrats from heavily agricultural districts were inclined to support a vote, while ones from strong union districts were leaning against it. “We’ve got our own tug-of-war inside the caucus on this,” the staffer said.

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