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Trump Ties Infrastructure Bill To NAFTA 2.0 To Press Dems

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 2:02 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump threw a curveball to Democratic leaders late Tuesday by demanding that Congress first pass his revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement before moving to pass infrastructure reform legislation.

Trump paved the way for a vote on the new NAFTA — now known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — by formally removing lingering steel and aluminum tariffs that had emerged as a non-starter for many of the deal's backers. But Democrats have remained skeptical of USMCA, and Trump looked to prod them by linking it to one of their top legislative priorities.

"Before we get to infrastructure, it...

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