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USMCA, Donald Trump 'new NAFTA' trade deal, in doubt as Democrats stand firm

Dec 03, 2019 - The Washington Times

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Monday Congress won't be able to ratify President Trump's rewrite of the North American trade deal this year unless House Democrats agree to act on it this week.

He said a long-awaited compromise between Democrats, who are holding out for greater environmental and labor protections in the accord, and the administration on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is "close," but the window to act is almost closed.

"The end of this ye...