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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:27 AM

Trump's Mexico-Canada deal hits trouble in Congress

Liberals and conservatives alike are raising objections that could imperil the president's signature trade agreement.

By SABRINA RODRIGUEZ 11/18/2018 06:43 AM EST

President Donald Trump may be touting his trade deal with Canada and Mexico as a victory, but emerging complaints from liberals and conservatives are threatening to sink the agreement in Congress.

Democrats, whose votes Trump needs to pass the deal in the House, say they want to see stronger protections against pollution and climate change, improved labor standards in Mexico and certainty that the U.S. will regain jobs lost to Mexico. And they want assurances the deal can be enforced.

Meanwhile, a group of 40 Republicans is protesting new protections for LGBT workers that Canada insisted on, potentially imperiling some GOP support.

If hes blocked in Congress, Trump will be facing a major setback on an issue where hes already been claiming credit for delivering on a campaign promise. Hell be left with the unattractive choices of leaving NAFTA in place, heading back to the negotiating table, or pulling out of the deal entirely, as hes repeatedly threatened.


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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:30 AM

1. and while they are at it, insist that they put back the subsidies, pre-existing conditions, and

mandate back into the ACA that the ass took away

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