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Senate GOP Chairman Rebuffs Call for Trade Deal Vote This Year

  • Passage likely becomes harder when Democrats control House
  • McConnell has shown little interest in taking up pact in 2018
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The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate committee overseeing trade rebuffed a call by a dozen GOP senators to vote on a revised a U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement this year, a move that likely will doom their effort.

The senators, in a Nov. 20 letter, urged President Donald Trump to send lawmakers final legislative language for the deal as soon as possible so that it can pass before Democrats take control of the House next year.