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Democrats See USMCA Deal Near, Urge Mexico to Accept Compromise

Dec. 4, 2019, 8:58 PM

House Democrats said Wednesday that a deal on the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada free-trade agreement is within reach and urged Mexico to accept a compromise on labor-rights enforcement.

“We are on the 2 1/2-yard line,“ Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal said about efforts to wrap up negotiations on the replacement for Nafta and clear the way for approval in Congress.

Mexico’s top trade negotiator, Jesus Seade, was meeting Wednesday with his Trump administration counterpart Robert Lighthizer in Washington in an attempt to resolve final issues. Neal said rank-and-file Democrats would be briefed on the details of the talks later in...

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