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A major piece of legislation is heading to President Trump’s desk after being signed by Senator Chuck Grassley. Trump’s trade deal between the United States, Canada, and Mexico now only requires Trump’s signature to take effect.
According to The Hill:
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the president pro tempore of the Senate, signed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Wednesday, sending the trade legislation to President Trump for his final signature.
Grassley, flanked by GOP senators from major agricultural states, praised Trump for his most significant trade achievement, which fulfills his campaign promise of updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“After three years, we’ve seen some success from his trade policies, and USMC[A] is the best example of this right now,” Grassley said.
The legislation passed with strong bipartisan in the Senate last week by a vote of 89-10, following a 385-41 December vote in the House.
The deal is expected to boost GDP and add over 100,000 jobs. It was supported by many of the major unions in the US as well.