Statewide Iowa — (RI) — Both of Iowa’s U.S. Senators joined Vice President Mike Pence at an event in central Iowa Wednesday afternoon to tout the benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Senator Chuck Grassley says the timeline in Congress for the trade deal is still loose but he’s optimistic it’s gaining support.
Some three months ago, Grassley, a Republican, met for about a half hour with Democrat and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi specifically to talk about USMCA.
Grassley says Pelosi favors passage of the trade agreement but other Democrats are reluctant to move ahead with it unless changes are made. He says the pact won’t be brought to the floor until it has the votes needed to pass, which he hopes is soon.
Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst and Vice President Pence attended the USMCA event Wednesday afternoon at Manning Farms in Waukee.