Mexico poised to pass labor reforms as part of Trump USMCA deal



Sean Higgins | The Washington Examiner

The Mexican Senate is poised to pass a package of legislative reforms meant to fulfill its requirements under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade negotiated by President Trump.

It remains unclear if those reforms will satisfy Democratic lawmakers who have called for far-reaching changes before they will set a House vote to approve Trump’s deal.

The upper house of the Mexican legislature, known as the Chamber of Deputies, received the reform legislation from its lower house on Monday, setting up a vote as early as this week. Key Mexican leaders argued the reforms would satisfy its obligations under the USMCA. Leftist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has endorsed the USMCA and the reform package.

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