UPDATED 9:09 AM PT — Tuesday, September 10, 2019
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said he’s 100-percent confident Congress will pass the landmark United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the end of the year.
During an interview Tuesday with CNBC, Navarro said the Trump administration expects a vote to be held in the next 30-to-60 days. The White House has been working closely with House Democrats over the past year to make any changes necessary for the USMCA to pass in the lower chamber.
Navarro said he “can’t imagine a reason” why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not bring the legislation to the floor.
"100%" chance the USMCA deal gets passed by the end of the year, says White House adviser Peter Navarro pic.twitter.com/k3GcrazxTy
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) September 10, 2019
Navarro said the deal is backed by farmers, ranchers and manufacturers nationwide because it will expand their access to markets in Canada as well as Mexico, and it protects against outsourcing.