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White House hopeful for approval of USMCA trade deal

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By Barbara Olejnik

Poultry Times staff

bolejnik@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration remains optimistic that Congress will approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement when it returns from its August recess.

Lawrence Kudlow, President Trump's top economic advisor, has said the White House hopes legislation to ratify the trade agreement will be completed in September.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said he was hopeful that the U.S. House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats, would pass the agreement this fall.

The clock is ticking" Pence said. "Canada has already begun to make. . .

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