Leahy likes Mexico-Canada trade deal, Sanders doesn’t – Seven Days

There’s no meeting of the minds on the USMCA trade deal between Vermont’s two senators. Bernie Sanders, running for president, doesn’t like incumbent Donald Trump’s trade deal that reworks the NAFTA agreement. Leahy says it’s good for Vermont jobs. Sanders says it’s bad for climate change.

"Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) backed the deal, calling it a reasonable compromise that would boost Vermont's export economy and dairy industry. But Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) opposed it, arguing that it failed to address climate change and would not stanch the flow of American jobs to Mexico. The third member of Vermont's congressional delegation, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), voted for the deal when it passed the House last month.


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