USMCA Needs Democrat Votes: Will They Come Around?
President Donald Trump wants to win approval this year of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signed in November 2018. Like its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was approved in 1993, the USMCA can probably count on solid Republican support in a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. Whether the Democrats will supply the necessary majority is an open question. An examination of congressional districts dependent on exports to Mexico and Canada suggests that the votes might just be there to put USMCA over the top. Several Democrats represent districts heavily reliant on ... (full story)