Ernst: USMCA May Be Derailed By Election-Year Politics If Not Ratified Soon

Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is warning changes Democrats in the U.S. House want in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement may doom the deal.

On Friday, a group of House Democrats reported making “substantial progress” in negotiations with top Trump Administration trade officials. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said changes must be made to address labor and environmental¬† issues. Ernst dismisses those concerns.

If the USMCA doesn’t get approved by September, Ernst predicts the update to the North American Trade Agreement is likely to be derailed by election-year politics.

Ernst says the three Democrats from Iowa serving in the U.S. House should start pressuring Pelosi publicly to ratify the USMCA.

Ernst made her comments Friday afternoon in Jefferson.

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