USMCA remains the best opportunity for bipartisan lawmaking

Author: John Crabb | Published: 25 Nov 2019

The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) offers the best opportunity for bipartisan law making in a difficult political climate. This is the message from congressmen on both side of the divide, who not only claim that the law has a comfortable majority in both chambers, but would bring a number of benefits to the US and the rest of the North American continent.

Developments this weekend led to president Trump calling the agreement "dead in the water,"  blaming house speaker Nancy Pelosi and the house democrats for stalling rule making. Despite this, the law remains popular in congress.

"We need all the help we can get on the USMCA," said republican senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, at SIFMA's annual conference last week in DC. "This is a job-creating vehicle without any question, there is a two-thirds majority in the house and 65 to 75 senators waiting to...