UPDATED 2:40 PM PT – Sat. July 20, 2019
A delegation of house lawmakers visits Mexico in order to better comprehend the country’s commitment to the USMCA.
The group met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and others Mexican officials Friday to discuss the new trade deal.
Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer is reportedly leading the delegation, which also includes GOP Representative George Holding and California Congressman Jimmy Gomez.
Gomez said the group saw a “deep commitment” from Mexico in regard to fulfilling the USMCA.
“This trip is to get a better understanding of some of the provisions, as well as the commitment of the Mexican government to fulfilling those provisions,” Gomez said. “We learned a lot and we saw there was a deep, deep commitment to fulfilling the letter and the spirit of the new USMCA.”
Mexico has already ratified the new trade deal, which is still awaiting approval from Congress as well as Canadian lawmakers.