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GOP Fears Trump Gave Up Too Much to Pass USMCA

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka together with Democratic lawmakers and supporters speaks about their opposition to NAFTA 2.0 and to President Donald Trump's new trade deal   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

By    |   Monday, 09 December 2019 09:38 PM

Republicans are concerned President Donald Trump gave up too much in the way of concessions in an effort to get the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) pushed through, The Hill reported.

The White House concessions are coming to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the labor union leader, on board for it to get approval in the House.

"I just hope he hasn't gone too far in Speaker Pelosi's direction, and the AFL-CIO's direction, that he might lose some support here," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told The Hill of the Republican-controlled Senate. "My concern is that what the administration presented has now been moved demonstrably to Democrats, the direction that they wanted."

The Senate will get a briefing after the negotiations with the White House and Democrats conclude, perhaps this week, according to the report.

"I mean if they got the unions, my assumption is that there are going to be a lot of things that were changed from the last time we've seen anything on this," Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., told The Hill.

"So yeah, I think there's a potential that you could have in their . . . desire to try to satisfy Democrats in the House, labor unions cost you some Republican support depending on what those changes are," Thune reportedly added.

Thune feared the Senate GOP has ostensibly been cut out of the negotiation process as the White House works with Democrats.

"I do think that the play has been for the past several weeks between the House Democrats and the White House," Thune said.

"Some of the things that we're hearing would be, yeah, would be I think problematic."

Markup of the USMCA might mean it will not be passed until after the holidays, Thune reportedly feared.

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