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Pelosi: USMCA deal is ‘imminent'

Posted On: Nov 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Pelosi: USMCA deal is ‘imminent'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated on Thursday that a deal between House lawmakers and the Trump administration on the USMCA could be announced within the coming days. “I do believe that if we can get this to the place it needs to be - which is imminent - that this can be a template for future trade agreements,” Pelosi told reporters during a weekly press briefing. “A good template.” Pelosi added that she would like to see the trade agreement pass the House this year - a timeline that matches the Trump administration's own goal. The comments are the clearest indication yet that House Democrats are close to a deal with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after months of negotiations on the pact's labor, environmental, enforcement and prescription drug provisions. In what could be another sign of progress, the party has scheduled a caucus meeting for Thursday afternoon specifically focused on economic issues and the USMCA, Democratic aides said. Two people familiar with the ongoing negotiations also...

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