Senate Finance Plans USMCA Hearing; Trump Sides with Farmers

Senator Chuck Grassley says the Senate Finance Committee will hear testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement next Tuesday morning.

Following meetings with House of Representatives leadership, Grassley said he expects the demands from Democrats in the House can be worked out. The House must consider the agreement before the Senate can vote on ratification.

President Trump also sided with a group of more than 950 agribusinesses and organizations, calling on lawmakers to quickly pass the agreement once formally submitted to Congress. Trump, on Twitter, said, “Our patriot farmers and rural America have spoken…now Congress must do its job.”