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House Democrats cite progress, some frustration, in USMCA talks

July 11, 2019 at 6:16 PM
House Democrats tapped to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on outstanding concerns with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement lauded progress after talks on Wednesday, though one lawmaker assigned to address labor issues said tensions were rising over the pace of negotiations. The meeting between Lighthizer and select Democrats, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), focused on USMCA’s labor provisions. Democrats have also flagged the pact’s provisions on the environment, enforcement and pharmaceuticals as areas of concern. “For sure,” House...

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