A delegation of house lawmakers visits Mexico in order to better comprehend the country’s commitment to the USMCA. The group met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and others Mexican officials Friday to discuss the new trade deal. Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer is reportedly leading the delegation, which also includes GOP Representative George Holding and California Congressman Jimmy Gomez. Gomez said the group saw a “deep commitment” from Mexico in regard to fulfilling the USMCA.
Congressman Justin Amash announces he is leaving the Republican party, saying “modern politics is trapped in a partisan death spiral.” In an op-ed in the Washington Post Thursday, Amash laid out his new values and, new political affiliation. He claimed, recent years have caused him to become “disenchanted and frightened with party politics” and the two party system. Amash said he will now become an independent, and stated he will work to reject divisive loyalties.
A federal judge rules against the Trump administration’s attempts to build a wall along the southern border. In their decision Friday, the u-s district court of Northern California added a number of states where construction of the wall will not be allowed. Those states include Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
President Trump says his administration is moving forward with additional sanctions on Iran. The news came Saturday outside the White House after the President said issues with Iran are not over oil supply but about making sure the country does not have nuclear weapons.
An Iowa woman who is fighting for access to a possibly life-saving experimental drug, is now gaining the support of congressional lawmakers.