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Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

  • Pelosi’s impeachment delay made room for vote on trade deal
  • Democrats join strong bipartisan vote after House made changes
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Senate Passes USMCA, Handing Trump a Win
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The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, handing the president a major political win on the same day senators will be sworn in as jurors in his impeachment trial.

The Nafta overhaul, Trump’s top legislative priority for the past year, cleared the Senate on an 89-10 vote and now heads to the president for his signature. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement passed the House in December on a bipartisan 385-41 vote the day after the Democratic-led chamber voted to impeach Trump.