In the US, House passed the legislation to implement the USMCA by 385-41 votes yesterday, with 38 Democrats, two Republicans and one independent lawmakers voted no. At this point, it’s unsure when Senate will take it up. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said before that a USMCA vote would likely follow the impeachment trial on President Donald Trump, possibly in January.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said “We’re going forward. Good news” after the passage. He added that the new will start new phase of investment and growth for Mexico, ending a period of uncertainty. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada’s Parliament would approve USMCA “as quickly as we can.” But Parliament is not scheduled to return to Ottawa before Jan. 27.