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Emboldened Dems May Push Back On Trump's Trade Agenda

Law360 (November 7, 2018, 1:07 AM EST) -- Democrats seized control of the House in Tuesday's midterm elections, positioning themselves as a potential bulwark against the Trump administration’s sweeping trade agenda — if they choose to pick that fight.

The first showdown between the White House and the newly empowered Democrats on trade will be the debate and passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which the administration struck in September to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“2019 will be the year when Trump realizes he’s going to have to work with Congress,” Squire Patton Boggs LLP partner and former House Ways and Means Committee trade counsel Frank Samolis...

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