President Donald Trump and House Democrats struck an agreement to revise a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the agreement at a news conference Tuesday, calling the revised trade pact “a victory for America’s workers.” She did not say when the House would vote on the agreement but suggested it could happen before the end of the year.
Top trade officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada are to meet in Mexico City for an afternoon ceremony, according to government schedules. Pelosi and other Democrats said the agreement includes stronger provisions on labor, enforcement and pharmaceuticals that they sought as conditions for putting the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, to a vote in Congress.
Shortly before Pelosi’s news conference, Trump took to Twitter and said the deal had “very good Democrat support.” The new trade pact includes rules for the movement of products among the three countries. Among the provisions are a requirement that a higher percentage of autos be made from parts manufactured in North America.