House Passes Trump’s USMCA Trade Deal

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By Mona Salama

The House passed President Trump’s amended North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Thursday by overwhelming bipartisan support in a bitterly divided Congress.

The bill to enact Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA passed 385-41. 38 Democrats, two Republicans and Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) voting against the deal. Majority of the 38 Democrats that voted no, including the squad — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are mostly those who consider the liberal members of Congress. The two Republicans that voted no were Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie and Florida Rep. Ted Yoho.