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Mexico Expects U.S. Congress to Start Formal Trade Deal Approval Soon



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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico expects U.S. lawmakers to soon begin the process of approving a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada now that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has promised wage increases and funding for labor reforms, a senior Mexican official said on Friday.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) must win approval in a divided U.S. Congress where Republicans control the Senate and Democrats the House of Representatives. While Republicans back the agreement negotiated by President Donald Trump, Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have expressed concerns about its labor and enforcement provisions.

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