Senate Republicans call for vote on USMCA before end of year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks to media after a meeting in his office at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. With McConnell are from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:56 a.m. PT – Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018

The clock is ticking for Republicans to pass President Trump’s trade deal with Canada and Mexico before Democrats officially take control of the House of Representatives.

In a letter Tuesday a dozen Republican senators requested the White House send Congress the final text of the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement to start the process for a vote. The group, which includes Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Utah Senator Mike Lee, explained it will be much harder to pass the bill as is with Democrats in power in the lower chamber next year.

The White House has until November 30 to submit the draft in order for the legislation to be considered by the current Congress.

Comments are closed.