Pelosi hints USMCA might advance soon
November 18, 2019 By Larry Lee Filed Under: News, Trade
U.S. House might approve the USMCA trade agreement soon. In her press
conference last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters they are moving
positively in negotiations with Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, but it
comes down to enforcement. Democrats expect to see USMCA language this
week to address their concerns. What is unclear is if Pelosi’s caucus
will vote for the USCMA once it gets to the floor. If the House passes
USMCA this week, the Senate would be able to consider it during the first two
weeks of December before the Christmas break.
Japan’s House of Representatives is expected to vote on the U.S.-Japan trade
deal Tuesday with the Japanese Diet, their equivalent to the Senate, voting on
the package Wednesday.
will also have to spend time this week working to pass a continuing resolution
to fund the government, which runs out of money Thursday.
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