Democrats' House victory complicates Trump's trade agenda

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(Worthy News) - Tuesday’s Democratic re-taking of the House could complicate, but not necessarily undermine, President Trump’s trade agenda by giving the opposition party more leverage to pick apart the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and other deals.

Losing a GOP House majority spells significant trouble Trump’s agenda on several other fronts, but the president's broader trade policy goals are largely favored by the Democrats. It's unlikely they would oppose him on those issues in the same way they would on an issue like immigration.

The first big test will come when the USMCA deal comes up for a vote in Congress next year. Republicans have said they don’t have the time to get a vote in before Congress adjourns this year. The main issue most Democrat lawmakers initially raised was Canada’s exclusion from the deal, which has since been resolved. Otherwise, they have been tight-lipped on the issue. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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