Navarro: Congress Will Pass USMCA yet This Year

An economic advisor to President Donal Trump says Congress will pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the end of the year.

Peter Navarro told CNBC news that he “can’t imagine that Nancy Pelosi would not put this on the floor to at least have a vote.” Navarro has played a critical role in the negotiations with Canada and Mexico, as well as in the current U.S.-China trade war.

Democrats in the House are still voicing concerns over labor and environmental standards included in the trade agreement. Mexico has already approved the agreement, and Canada is in the process of gaining approval for the trade deal.

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement and offers improved trade for U.S. agriculture. Farm groups are planning a rally Thursday at the capitol in support of the agreement and urging lawmakers to pass the trade deal.