Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes caught up with One America’s Greta Wall to discuss the Democrat’s articles of impeachment, the Senate impeachment trial as well as the USMCA trade deal.
House Democrats have unveiled a revised version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. During a press conference Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touted the new proposal.
China is hoping to reach a trade agreement with the U.S. as soon as possible. On Monday, China’s assistant commerce minister said Beijing is pushing to finalize the ‘phase one’ trade deal by the end of the week. This comes as China’s economy has reportedly dropped to a 30 year low amid the U.S.’s heavy tariffs against the country. One America’s Kristian Rouz has more on how President Trump’s tariffs are hurting China’s economy and increasing the likelihood of a fair trade deal for the U.S.
GOP lawmakers in Texas are urging Congress to pass President Trump’s long-awaited replacement to NAFTA. On Thursday, over a dozen representatives called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the USMCA to a vote. They warned that sitting on the bill any further would damage the state’s economy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats are moving forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump. She made the announcement on Capitol Hill Thursday, where she claimed democracy is at stake.
U.S. China trade talks appear to be at a standstill. On Thursday, a spokesman for the Chinese Commerce ministry said trade teams from both sides are in communication. however, there are no more details to disclose.
President Trump is reimposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina. In a series of tweets Monday, the president pointed out that both countries have been “presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies.” He then announced the restoration of tariffs on all steel and aluminum shipped into the U.S. from Argentina and Brazil.
A Chinese man is facing charges in the U.S. after allegedly stealing trade secrets while working for Monsanto. A statement from the Justice Department Thursday said the 42-year-old employee was charged in Saint Louis, Missouri after he was stopped by airport federal agents. The man was reportedly headed back to China while carrying “proprietary farming software.”
Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for a free and balanced trading relationship with China. In an interview Thursday, the Florida Republican said the president’s tariffs against Beijing are not undermining free trade because the U.S. has never had free trade with China. As the Trump administration continues to negotiate a ‘phase one’ trade deal with Beijing, Rubio said fixing the trading relationship is not just a “one-time issue.”