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12/2, 9:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Grassley: USMCA deal needed this week for 2019 ratification

Republican Senator and Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (pictured) said on Monday that he believes the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade cannot be ratified before the end of the year unless the Trump administration and Democrats reach a deal on the matter before the end of the week.

US President Donald Trump has blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the fact that the USMCA still hasn't been ratified, while Pelosi herself claimed the trade agreement is now "within range" of being "substantially improved for America's workers" and could be voted on soon.

Last week, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged American lawmakers to "promptly" move forward with approving the USMCA.

Breaking the News / NP