In this file:
· Mexico's USMCA Labor Promises
· House Democrats in Mexico for USMCA Considerations
Mexico's USMCA Labor Promises
By RFD-TV News
Oct 07, 2019
A top Mexican official promises the country intends to fully implement their landmark labor reform law under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement. Government leaders hope it will ease House Democrats' concern they're not allocating enough money in their budget to do so.
Mexican Undersecretary for North America, Jesus Seade, tells Politico that Mexico isn't cutting the labor enforcement budget, but will propose a 33-percent cut to its labor department. But he tells Politico it's impossible to expect Mexico will have fully implemented the promised changes before the USMCA is ratified. That was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's main concern during recent talks.
U.S Representative Richard Neal will lead a congressional delegation...
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House Democrats in Mexico for USMCA Considerations
via KTIC (NE) - October 8, 2019
House Democrats are wrapping up a two-day trip to Mexico to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, the visit comes as the Democratic Working Group on NAFTA 2.0 “continues to engage in productive discussions with the U.S. Trade Representative regarding important improvements to the agreement,” according to Neal.
Representative Neal also leads the working group on USMCA. The lawmakers are meeting with representatives from the Mexican Government as well as local workers, focusing on enforcement of the agreement regarding labor standards in Mexico.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week maintained “we are making progress” on reaching an agreement to pass the trade deal. The group forwarded a counter proposal to the White House just over a week ago.
Lawmakers Joining Neil on the trip include...