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Democrats split on next steps after airing USMCA concerns with Lighthizer

March 13, 2019 at 5:40 PM
A handful of Democrats on Wednesday called a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer generally constructive, but most said the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement did not yet have enough support to pass. Lighthizer briefed the Democratic caucus the day after meeting with the party’s pro-trade New Democrat Coalition on Tuesday. Most Democrats left Wednesday’s meeting feeling “very skeptical,” according to Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who has been holding USMCA “whip team” meetings this year, told Inside U.S....


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