Work on USMCA to continue through August recess

House Democrats say they’ve given the Trump Administration enough
feedback to move forward on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.

A trade working group of nine Democratic lawmakers sent a
letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying they are ready to work with U.S.
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer over the course of the six-week August

The group has given Lighthizer specific changes it wants in
the USMCA before ratification, including labor enforcement and environmental

U.S. Senator and Senate Ag Committee member Tina Smith, a Democrat from Minnesota, confirms to Brownfield momentum is building in the House.

“Everything I hear, including the last conversation I had with Ambassador Lighthizer, is that the conversations with Speaker Pelosi and Ambassador Lighthizer are proceeding and they’re working through their differences. And I want to be able to sign a USMCA.”

The Democrat trade working group says it’s time for Ambassador Lighthizer to honor his commitment and provide responses and counter-proposals as soon as possible.