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Democrats Threaten to Block a Nafta Rewrite That Excludes Canada

  • Congressional vote would be next year after November election
  • Democrats are within reach of House majority, analysts say
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Nafta Has to Be Trilateral Deal, Says National Foreign Trade Council

Key Democrats warned that if their party wins a U.S. House majority in November, they will strongly consider rejecting a Trump administration rewrite of a North American trade deal that doesn’t include Canada and raise wages for U.S. workers.

The lawmakers said they’d closely scrutinize any agreement reached by the Trump administration, which is negotiating with Canada after completing a preliminary pact with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Donald Trump is threatening to exclude Canada, as trade talks between the two sides drag on in Washington.