Washington (AFP) – The top United States, Mexican and Canadian trade negotiators met on Wednesday in an effort to put the final touches on a regional free trade agreement that can pass muster in the US Congress.
Democratic legislators have been asking for tougher enforcement of labor standards in the agreement formerly known as NAFTA.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with Mexico’s top trade negotiator Jesus Seade and Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to discuss adjustments needed to secure approval for the rebranded US-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA.
House Democrats are letting their years-long quest to impeach @POTUS jeopardize the #USMCA for American workers and small businesses. They think it's more important to take away the president’s job than create 176,000 new jobs for our country? https://t.co/GEr5EfDR6P— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 26, 2019
"The House is in session just 8 more days this year. Just 8."— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) November 25, 2019
And what are Democrats prioritizing?
Their political vendetta against @realDonaldTrump.
Not USMCA. Not jobs. Not infrastructure. Not health care. Not YOU!#StopTheSchiffShow pic.twitter.com/huOzhSjPqO