Senate Passes USMCA Trade Deal

A new trade deal with Canada and Mexico was approved in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 16, marking a significant accomplishment for President Donald Trump on his long-discussed desire to update the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement.

The Senate’s 89-10 vote occurred prior to the chamber proceeding with the impeachment trial of the president. Trump had signaled the possibility of signing the new deal within days of the vote.

The overwhelming support the plan received in the Senate represented a rare show of bipartisanship on a policy proposal.