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This is finally a win for the country.  Why is it we have some folks that see this as a win for Pelosi and a loss for Trump?

 

I would suggest that a persons hate for the President interferes with their ability to think critically and apply logic.  It's the typical "us against them" that the Russians planted to divide Americans and it appears to be working perfectly.

 

Thank you Nancy Pelosi and President Trump for working on something that benefits ALL Americans!!  I say Bravo to you both.

 

 

 

 


I would suggest you answer the question I asked you. Out line the changes in the new one compared to the old one. Tell us what changes were requested by Trump and what came from before Trump. That should be an easy one for you.

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This is finally a win for the country.  Why is it we have some folks that see this as a win for Pelosi and a loss for Trump?

 

I would suggest that a persons hate for the President interferes with their ability to think critically and apply logic.  It's the typical "us against them" that the Russians planted to divide Americans and it appears to be working perfectly.

 

Thank you Nancy Pelosi and President Trump for working on something that benefits ALL Americans!!  I say Bravo to you both.

 

 

 

 

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Yes, Pelosi and her negotiating team finally was able to fix the mess Trump handed them. But, to be fair. Pelosi has decades of negotiating experience and Trump has never negotiated a successful deal.  How about those casinos? 

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Pelosi announces deal to pass Trump NAFTA replacement, with House vote as soon as next week

 

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.

 

“It is infinitely better than what was originally proposed by the administration,” Pelosi said of Tuesday's deal.

 

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.

 

Democrats said the accord came after provisions were added addressing labor law enforcement, environmental standards, and prescription drugs, satisfying their members.

 

“This is a transformative agreement,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts, who has been the lead congressional negotiator, said. “Our constant emphasis was on enforceability, enforceability, and enforceability, we fixed that.”

 

Democrats said they also won the removal of several provisions that they said would have led to an increase in drug prices.

 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced early Tuesday that the nation's largest labor federation had endorsed USMCA, removing the last major barrier to passage. House Democrats had previously feared union backlash if they backed the deal. Trumka said the long negotiations between House Democrats and the Trump administration had created "enforceable labor standards — including a process that allows for the inspections of factories and facilities," which had been the labor movement's primary goal for the deal.

 

The trade deal would replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement, essentially updating the old agreement. Replacing NAFTA is a victory for Trump, who has, for years, argued the old agreement was a terrible deal for the United States.

 

The new version requires that 75% of an automobile’s parts must be made in North America to be duty-free, up from 62.5%. In addition, the deal says that at least 40 to 45% of a car’s components must be made by factory workers earning at least $16 an hour or its equivalent. The measures are meant to limit Mexico’s competitive advantage on labor costs.

 

USMCA also expands access to Canadian dairy markets for U.S. farmers, among other provisions.

The announcement followed several months of drawn-out negotiations between Democrats and the White House. Democrats demanded extensive modifications to the underlying deal, arguing that it lacked strong enforcement mechanisms, especially on its labor rights provisions.

 

The last part became a contentious issue during negotiations. Mexico passed new labor laws to comply with the deal, and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed in writing to enforce the provisions. Democrats, backed by organized labor, nevertheless contended that enforcement fell short.

 

The White House had initially hoped to pass the trade deal in the summer. USMCA’s supporters feared that if debate continued into 2020, the deal could fall by the wayside because of the distractions caused by impeachment proceedings and the 2020 elections.

 

Early in the debate, Trump threatened to pull the U.S. out of the NAFTA deal if Democrats refused to accept USMCA. The administration subsequently pulled back from that threat. Democrats initially called for negotiations with Canada and Mexico to be reopened, but both countries' leaders rejected further talks.

 

Republicans at times accused Pelosi of “moving the goalposts” and of being under the thumb of organized labor, which has long opposed free-trade agreements as bad for U.S. workers.

 

Pelosi maintained that Democrats wanted “to get to yes” and kept up talks between key House members and White House officials. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was the administration’s main negotiator.

 

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Thank you Nancy Pelosi for doing this!  This will be good for our country.  

 

Thank you President Trump for a solution to the very flawed NAFTA that has hurt our country for way too many years!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Once again Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats had to fix Trump's failures. 

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Pelosi announces deal to pass Trump NAFTA replacement, with House vote as soon as next week

 

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.

 

“It is infinitely better than what was originally proposed by the administration,” Pelosi said of Tuesday's deal.

 

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.

 

Democrats said the accord came after provisions were added addressing labor law enforcement, environmental standards, and prescription drugs, satisfying their members.

 

“This is a transformative agreement,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts, who has been the lead congressional negotiator, said. “Our constant emphasis was on enforceability, enforceability, and enforceability, we fixed that.”

 

Democrats said they also won the removal of several provisions that they said would have led to an increase in drug prices.

 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced early Tuesday that the nation's largest labor federation had endorsed USMCA, removing the last major barrier to passage. House Democrats had previously feared union backlash if they backed the deal. Trumka said the long negotiations between House Democrats and the Trump administration had created "enforceable labor standards — including a process that allows for the inspections of factories and facilities," which had been the labor movement's primary goal for the deal.

 

The trade deal would replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement, essentially updating the old agreement. Replacing NAFTA is a victory for Trump, who has, for years, argued the old agreement was a terrible deal for the United States.

 

The new version requires that 75% of an automobile’s parts must be made in North America to be duty-free, up from 62.5%. In addition, the deal says that at least 40 to 45% of a car’s components must be made by factory workers earning at least $16 an hour or its equivalent. The measures are meant to limit Mexico’s competitive advantage on labor costs.

 

USMCA also expands access to Canadian dairy markets for U.S. farmers, among other provisions.

The announcement followed several months of drawn-out negotiations between Democrats and the White House. Democrats demanded extensive modifications to the underlying deal, arguing that it lacked strong enforcement mechanisms, especially on its labor rights provisions.

 

The last part became a contentious issue during negotiations. Mexico passed new labor laws to comply with the deal, and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed in writing to enforce the provisions. Democrats, backed by organized labor, nevertheless contended that enforcement fell short.

 

The White House had initially hoped to pass the trade deal in the summer. USMCA’s supporters feared that if debate continued into 2020, the deal could fall by the wayside because of the distractions caused by impeachment proceedings and the 2020 elections.

 

Early in the debate, Trump threatened to pull the U.S. out of the NAFTA deal if Democrats refused to accept USMCA. The administration subsequently pulled back from that threat. Democrats initially called for negotiations with Canada and Mexico to be reopened, but both countries' leaders rejected further talks.

 

Republicans at times accused Pelosi of “moving the goalposts” and of being under the thumb of organized labor, which has long opposed free-trade agreements as bad for U.S. workers.

 

Pelosi maintained that Democrats wanted “to get to yes” and kept up talks between key House members and White House officials. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was the administration’s main negotiator.

 

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Thank you Nancy Pelosi for doing this!  This will be good for our country.  

 

Thank you President Trump for a solution to the very flawed NAFTA that has hurt our country for way too many years!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Out line the changes in the new NAFTA compared to the old one, and point out what were the new things proposed by Trump. Do not include the changes that were needed and carried over from previous Admin.

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Good. This is little different than the old NAFTA, but now with better labor, environmental, and prescription drug enforcements.

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Pelosi announces deal to pass Trump NAFTA replacement, with House vote as soon as next week

 

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.

 

“It is infinitely better than what was originally proposed by the administration,” Pelosi said of Tuesday's deal.

 

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.

 

Democrats said the accord came after provisions were added addressing labor law enforcement, environmental standards, and prescription drugs, satisfying their members.

 

“This is a transformative agreement,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts, who has been the lead congressional negotiator, said. “Our constant emphasis was on enforceability, enforceability, and enforceability, we fixed that.”

 

Democrats said they also won the removal of several provisions that they said would have led to an increase in drug prices.

 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced early Tuesday that the nation's largest labor federation had endorsed USMCA, removing the last major barrier to passage. House Democrats had previously feared union backlash if they backed the deal. Trumka said the long negotiations between House Democrats and the Trump administration had created "enforceable labor standards — including a process that allows for the inspections of factories and facilities," which had been the labor movement's primary goal for the deal.

 

The trade deal would replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement, essentially updating the old agreement. Replacing NAFTA is a victory for Trump, who has, for years, argued the old agreement was a terrible deal for the United States.

 

The new version requires that 75% of an automobile’s parts must be made in North America to be duty-free, up from 62.5%. In addition, the deal says that at least 40 to 45% of a car’s components must be made by factory workers earning at least $16 an hour or its equivalent. The measures are meant to limit Mexico’s competitive advantage on labor costs.

 

USMCA also expands access to Canadian dairy markets for U.S. farmers, among other provisions.

The announcement followed several months of drawn-out negotiations between Democrats and the White House. Democrats demanded extensive modifications to the underlying deal, arguing that it lacked strong enforcement mechanisms, especially on its labor rights provisions.

 

The last part became a contentious issue during negotiations. Mexico passed new labor laws to comply with the deal, and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed in writing to enforce the provisions. Democrats, backed by organized labor, nevertheless contended that enforcement fell short.

 

The White House had initially hoped to pass the trade deal in the summer. USMCA’s supporters feared that if debate continued into 2020, the deal could fall by the wayside because of the distractions caused by impeachment proceedings and the 2020 elections.

 

Early in the debate, Trump threatened to pull the U.S. out of the NAFTA deal if Democrats refused to accept USMCA. The administration subsequently pulled back from that threat. Democrats initially called for negotiations with Canada and Mexico to be reopened, but both countries' leaders rejected further talks.

 

Republicans at times accused Pelosi of “moving the goalposts” and of being under the thumb of organized labor, which has long opposed free-trade agreements as bad for U.S. workers.

 

Pelosi maintained that Democrats wanted “to get to yes” and kept up talks between key House members and White House officials. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was the administration’s main negotiator.

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

Thank you Nancy Pelosi for doing this!  This will be good for our country.  

 

Thank you President Trump for a solution to the very flawed NAFTA that has hurt our country for way too many years!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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