Senate passage of USMCA could be delayed


By Amie Simpson, Brownfield 

January 13, 2020


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will send articles of impeachment to the Senate this week, which will likely delay action on the US Mexico Canada Agreement.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has previously said the USMCA would have to wait until after the impeachment trial.


Ethan Lane, vice president of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), says he is optimistic there will be some forward movement on the USMCA.


“The constitution is pretty clear, this is foundational to the republic, so they’re going to have to set things aside and pick up that impeachment proceeding but our understanding is that they’re looking at way to continue regular business as well and certainly passing USMCA is going to be right at the top of that list,” he says.


He says the agreement...