USMCA to face Additional Approvals in Senate

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement timeline remains uncertain with additional Senate committees waiting to approve the trade deal. However, lawmakers in the Senate seem certain they will pass the agreement possibly following impeachment hearings.

The House is still holding the articles of impeachment, alleging the Senate won’t agree to a fair trial.  Depending on how long a further review of USMCA takes in the Senate, and how long House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds the articles of impeachment, will change the trajectory of USMCA.

The Senate Finance Committee approved the agreement this week. If Pelosi sends articles of impeachment to the Senate between now and whenever the other Senate committees approve the agreement, the USMCA implementing legislation would have to wait until the impeachment trial is over, likely at the end of this month.