‘We would like to get to yes:’ Lawmakers signal growing concern on Trump’s Mexico-Canada trade deal



Michael Collins | USA Today

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is under growing pressure to remove tariffs on aluminum and steel as the White House pushes for approval of a massive new trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

A key Republican senator, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said this week there is no appetite in Congress to even debate the new trade agreement as long as the tariffs remain in place. Unless Trump removes them, the trade deal is dead, he wrote in a column for the Wall Street Journal.

Demands to lift the levies also are coming from abroad. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement must be approved by all three countries, but leaders in Mexico and Canada say they don’t see a path forward while the tariffs are in effect.

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