Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that Democrats and The White House had come to an agreement to pass the USMCA, or NAFTA 2.0, after a year of Pelosi stalling the legislation. The reason for the current urgency looks like vulnerable House members from the biased impeachment proceedings on Capital Hill are searching for help in the coming 2020 general election.
Pelosi also appeared to take credit for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In a news conference Tuesday, Democrats highlighted the provisions they pushed to include in the revised USMCA. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the new agreement is “a victory for America’s workers” and “infinitely better” than what the administration originally proposed. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., who led his party’s talks with the Trump administration, called it a “triumph” for organized labor and “workers everywhere across America,” reported CNBC.
President Trump appeared elated over the development, which would be a big shot in the arm for the Trump campaign as the election approaches.