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Former Hill staffers: Slim chance of USMCA's passage this year

April 23, 2019 at 4:51 PM
Former congressional trade committee lawyers this week expressed little optimism that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would be ratified this year, with many questioning President Trump’s willingness to address Democratic concerns and ensure a vote before August recess. The deal has a path to congressional approval, the former counsels said, but whether the administration is willing to take it remains unclear. Brian Pomper, partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, said most Democrats -- including House Ways & Means Chairman...


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