Trump Calls For Trade Deal Approval Before Infrastructure Talks

Headline Roundup May 22nd, 2019

President Trump has asked that Democrats approve his trade deal with Canada and Mexico before discussing an infrastructure package.

Trump Calls For Trade Deal Approval Before Infrastructure Talks

From the Center
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President Trump on Tuesday told Democratic congressional leaders that Congress should approve his trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up infrastructure legislation.

Mr. Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the day before a White House meeting scheduled with them to discuss a potential infrastructure package.

“Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the important and popular USMCA trade deal,” Mr. Trump wrote. “Once Congress has passed USMCA, we should turn our...

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From the Right
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infrastructure, USMCA

President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Democrats on Wednesday to unveil a way to fund a $2 million infrastructure deal. In a last minute move, Trump, however, said infrastructure won't happen until a trade deal is struck.

“Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the important and popular USMCA trade deal,” Trump wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday. “It will replace the job killing Nafta, one of the...

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From the Left
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The president has demanded that Democrats approve his trade deal with Canada and Mexico before passing any bipartisan infrastructure bill.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday made an already difficult task even more challenging for lawmakers by calling on Congress to ratify his Mexico-Canada trade deal before passing any bipartisan infrastructure bill.

The demand, which Trump laid out in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) ahead of their meeting on infrastructure scheduled for Wednesday, effectively decreases the already slim odds that a...

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