USMCA Senate Vote

USMCA Senate Vote

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
With today’s Fruit Grower Report, I’m Bob Larson. We talked yesterday about Phase One of the Chinese trade deal likely being signed this week. But, that’s not the only “possible” (in air quotes) deal that could get done this week.

When I spoke Thursday with U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse, he was feeling pretty confident about a USMCA Senate vote …

NEWHOUSE … “Yeah, I’m excited to hear about that possibility. It could be as soon as next week. I understand that the Senate could be having their final vote. So, that’s great news. I hope it happens.”

But even then, Newhouse knew there was one big possibility that could get in the way …

NEWHOUSE … “The only bump in the road that I can see is if the Speaker of the House decides to send the Articles of Impeachment over to the Senate and then, I believe, the rules are that they have to take them up immediately”

And now, word is, that’s likely to happen …

NEWHOUSE … “And so that could potentially postpone their consideration of the USMCA so we’ll wait and see. But, like I said before, I was confident that the Senate would get to it as soon as they could and that they would pass the new agreement and it looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen.”

On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would be sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate this week.

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