House Democrats Fixated On Enforcement In New NAFTA; Republicans Don’t Seem To Care



John Brinkley | Forbes

To hear Republicans talk about the new NAFTA, named USMCA, you’d think it would cure cancer, stop global warming and bring peace to the world for all eternity – if only those obstinate Democrats would bring it to a vote.

If they don’t, “it will be a catastrophe across the country,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee.


U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after a Republican weekly conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol.May 21.  met with Republican members of the Senate Finance committee to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and China trade. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in a Fox News interview Monday that “they’re saying 200,000 jobs” would result from USMCA ratification. Who exactly was saying that he didn’t say.

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