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New Democrats warn USTR against submitting USMCA implementing bill

July 8, 2019 at 2:18 PM
Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Monday warned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer not to send implementing legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement to Congress until he has addressed Democrats’ concerns with the pact. “We think it would be a mistake to put forward implementing legislation without an agreement of Democratic leadership,” Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), the coalition chair, told reporters during a press call, pointing to a working group established by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to work with Lighthizer...

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