Senate votes to pass UMSCA trade deal


RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – The Senate has passed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement.

The new trade deal passed with a bipartisan vote of 89 to 10.

The Senate rushed to pass the trade agreement today right before starting an impeachment trial against the president.

The three-nation pact now only needs Canada’s approval to take effect.

The USMCA opens Canadian dairy markets to American producers.

It also creates stricter rules for auto part rules of origin and requires at least 40% of the parts for a car to be produced in plants where workers make at least $16 an hour.

“For the first time in American history, a trade deal looks out for American workers, puts workers at the table and workers at the center of the trade deal,” said Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator.

The deal now heads to the president’s desk where President Trump says he is ready to sign it.

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