USMC agreement to go before Sen. Inhofe and others

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and others on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing this week to mark up the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The hearing is part of the 90-day countdown for Congress to approve or reject the deal. The Environment and Public Works Committee is one of several Senate Committees that will hold a markup hearing this week on the measure known as H.R. 5430.

The bill has to also obtain some approval from other committees such as Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Appropriations; Foreign Relations; Commerce: and Budget before it can head to the floor.

While Inhofe and Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford have supported the new agreement, Democratic Senators including Bernie Sanders are against it. They oppose the NAFTA replacement bill because it lacks climate change consideration.


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