October 29, 2019

House Dems to volley USMCA proposals back at USTR

House Democrats are poring over a letter from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on proposed fixes for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said Thursday he’s preparing a response to send back Thursday or Friday. “It’s clear that we’re making headway,” Neal told reporters Thursday, but also stressed that he’s not satisfied with the document sent from Lighthizer aimed at addressing House Democrats’ concerns with the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement. A House vote after Democrats are satisfied could happen this year, but certainly not this month as many in Washington and farm country had hoped.  Read more

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