Trudeau to Prod Democrats on USMCA



Sean Higgins | Washington Examiner

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will lobby House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to take up the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade during a visit to Washington this week.

Trudeau’s visit comes as the U.S.’ trade partners are gearing up in their respective legislatures to ratify the USMCA, which would replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trudeau will meet with Pelosi on Thursday, Reuters reported. Trudeau will also meet with President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.


Officials at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce predicted Monday that Mexican Senate, which has already taken up the trade deal, could have it ratified by next week. The trade deal is currently moving through the Canadian Parliament too and is expected to pass this summer.

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