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Trudeau plans USMCA meetings with Pelosi, McConnell this week

Posted On: Jun 17, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Trudeau plans USMCA meetings with Pelosi, McConnell this week

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to meet with the top-ranking members of the U.S. House and Senate during a trip to Washington this week to get a read on prospects for bringing the new North American trade deal up for a vote in Congress. Trudeau's office announced late last week that he would meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday, but Trudeau is also now planning sit-downs later in the day with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, two senior Canadian officials and a pair of congressional sources told POLITICO today. A "core" objective for Trudeau in those meetings will be to get a better sense of the legislative outlook for the USMCA, one of the senior Canadian officials said. It's a pressing concern for Trudeau, who must decide whether to push Parliament to immediately vote on Canada's USMCA implementation bill, C-100. Canada's Parliament is scheduled to adjourn this week, meaning that a quick vote on the USMCA bill would require lawmakers to pass...

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