Congress Must Use the USMCA to Stop Trump's Trade Abuses

July 3, 2019

The Trump administration is escalating pressure on Congress, especially Democrats, to quickly approve the new US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) signed last November. At the same time, the administration continues to reserve the right to slap tariffs on Mexico over the immigration issue, a threat that has provoked furious criticism on both sides of the aisle as an abuse of the president's trade authority.

These developments come on top of the president's bogus use of national security arguments to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, and his threats to do the same on automobiles and to withdraw from NAFTA without congressional authority.

Read full op-ed in The Hill.

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