In response to Vice President Mike Pence’s call on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement to the floor for a vote soon, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said straightforward hurdles remain before lawmakers can pass an agreement. The administration needs to first submit it to the House to be considered. Peterson also said passing the USMCA will do little to stem losses Minnesota farmers are suffering in the trade war with China, because the administration has yet to give assurances the trade war with Canada and Mexico would end, even if USMCA is passed. Read the full statement. Pence visited Peterson’s congressional district in Minnesota to talk to farmers about the USMCA last week.
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