Mexico’s ‘AMLO’ lobbies US Democrats on ratifying trade deal

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president and other top officials have met with a U.S. congressional delegation in Mexico City to ask for their help in getting U.S. approval of a pending trade agreement between the two countries and Canada.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that he expressed the same sentiment in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

López Obrador posted a photo of him posing with Democratic Reps. Richard Neal, Jimmy Gomez, Bill Pascrell, Jimmy Panetta and Dan Kildee. All sit on the key House Committee on Ways and Means, with Neal as chair.

The USMCA treaty was negotiated as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, which U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned on renegotiating or scrapping altogether.

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Mexico’s Senate has already ratified the USMCA.

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