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White House, Democrats Upbeat on USMCA Despite Impeachment

  • Trump adviser Kudlow sees vote in Congress by Thanksgiving
  • Labor enforcement provision seen as key sticking point
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The White House and House Democrats are increasingly upbeat that the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement can be amended and approved in Congress, despite the rancorous impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

“I think it will pass before Thanksgiving,” top Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNBC Thursday morning. He told reporters afterward that “there is a sense among both parties that this is an historic trade deal.”