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Trump’s Trade Chief Meets Skepticism as He Sells New NAFTA to Democrats

Posted March 13, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Sabrina Rodriguez – Politico)

President Donald Trump’s trade chief Robert Lighthizer will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to entice House Democrats into supporting the new North American trade pact, but already it’s becoming clear that outreach alone won’t get the votes needed.

In the latest show of disapproval to the deal, leaders of the 90-plus members of Congressional Progressive Caucus announced on Tuesday that they want to reopen the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that the Trump administration spent more than a year negotiating with the two U.S. trading partners.

Lighthizer and other administration officials have been meeting for months with lawmakers to work out their concerns. But the trade representative is expected to have to confront a host of complaints from Democrats across the spectrum on widespread concerns over aspects of the pact. Click here to read more.