House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a breakthrough Tuesday in the negotiations for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade, paving the way for a House vote on the trade deal negotiated by President Trump that he has long lobbied Congress to approve.
A top Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner the House could vote as soon as next week to approve the deal, known as USMCA. “Things will have to move quickly, but yes it is possible,” the aide said.
The House is scheduled to adjourn on Dec. 20. Trade deals typically require time for review by lawmakers, but Democrats are eager to move the deal to the Senate and to score a big legislative win after weeks of impeachment hearings. The trade deal is a major concern among voters, particularly in key swing districts.