Pence Again Pushes For Congress To Pass NAFTA Replacement Trade Deal

The Federalist | 9/17/2019 | Tristan Justice
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Vice President Mike Pence made his latest push for the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative D.C.-based think tank.

A top legislative priority for the White House, the agreement was signed by all three countries on Nov. 30 of last year and has been stalled in Congress as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to put the agreement on the calendar for a vote.

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“It’s time for Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” Pence asserted to a room full of policy experts, ambassadors, and congressmen.

Pence touted the agreement’s benefits for the American economy, pointing to a study from the U.S. International Trade Commission published earlier this year forecasting the agreement to pump up U.S. gross domestic product by nearly $70 billion and add 176,000 jobs for Americans.

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The vice president said the Trump administration has “ended the era of economic surrender” and pointed to the president’s agenda that Pence claims has put American workers first such as withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Pence’s visit to the Heritage Foundation this week is the latest stop on the vice president’s nationwide tour to pressure Democratic lawmakers to take up the agreement...
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