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Trump Meets Mexican Leader to Celebrate USMCA

Trump Meets Mexican Leader to Celebrate USMCA

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump hosted Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House for the first time on July 8 to celebrate the launch of the new North American trade agreement known as USMCA. The two leaders met to discuss the strategic cooperation between the two countries on both trade and immigration. “The […]

ECONOMY | USMCA Expected to Bring Some Relief From Pandemic Economic Woes

ECONOMY | USMCA Expected to Bring Some Relief From Pandemic Economic Woes

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—The new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada took effect on July 1, opening a fresh era in North American free trade. The agreement contains new “rules of origin” on cars, which incentivize the use of high-wage labor in auto manufacturing and make U.S. and Canadian workers more competitive vis-a-vis Mexican […]

Sanders Doesn’t Support USMCA Because It Doesn’t Address Climate Change

Sanders Doesn’t Support USMCA Because It Doesn’t Address Climate Change

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   Top Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he doesn’t support the U.S.–Mexico–Canada trade agreement because it doesn’t address climate change. “We could do much better than a Trump–led trade deal. This deal, and I think the proponents of it would acknowledge, will result in the continuation of the loss of hundreds of […]

USMCA is a Win for Farmers and California

USMCA is a Win for Farmers and California

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove  (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after Congress passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):  “Our Central Valley feeds and fuels the nation. In 2018, California exports to Canada and Mexico supported nearly 240,000 jobs and created more than $29 billion in economic value.  “This 21st century trade agreement […]

House Democrats Give Green Light for Trump’s USMCA Deal

House Democrats Give Green Light for Trump’s USMCA Deal

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—After months of negotiations between the Trump administration and House Democrats, Congress will move forward with ratifying the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that will supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Dec. 10 that both sides ironed out their differences on the agreement, paving the […]

USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

USMCA Won’t Pass This Year Unless Deal Reached by Week’s End: Grassley

BY ZACHARY STIEBER   The U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement probably won’t pass this year unless a deal is reached this week, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the President Pro Tempore, said on Dec. 2. “I’ve come to the floor many times to speak with my colleagues about the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement. I recently spoke with my colleagues in the House […]