Opinion: Democrats should not obstruct the USMCA
With each passing day it becomes trickier for Republicans to pass the newly agreed upon United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, or the USMCA, while they hold majorities in the House and the Senate.
The agreement is still making its way to Congress. The USMCA would be greatly beneficial to car manufacturers and dairy farmers specifically. It brings North American trade into the 21st century.
However, Congress is running out of working days that would allow them to debate and then amend the deal before the end of the year.
While the deal did receive support from both Republicans and Democrats, the fear that a newly flipped House of Representatives would not prioritize the passage of the USMCA in the next Congress, is very real.
The Democrat Party made obstructing the Trump administration a cornerstone of their platform in these last midterms.
I struggle to see a world in which Democrat leadership changes course on that given their newly-won majority.
Here’s the bottom line: The USMCA is a home run for the American economy and should, at the very least, be brought up in Congress for debate as soon as possible this year.
Republicans in Congress, alongside the Trump administration need to do the right thing and do everything in their power to advance this deal, and not to allow partisanship to derail what would be a great boon for the American economy.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.