GREEN NO DEAL: Chuck Schumer Votes Against North America Trade Deal Because It Doesn’t Fix ‘Climate Change’

Originally published at: GREEN NO DEAL: Chuck Schumer Votes Against North America Trade Deal Because It Doesn’t Fix ‘Climate Change’ | Sean Hannity

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer cast his vote against the new North American trade agreement between the US, Mexico, and Canada this week; rebuking the deal because it failed to address the issue of “climate change.”

“Despite the improvements Democrats secured to better protect workers: I am voting against USMCA. Because it doesn’t address climate change, the greatest threat facing our planet,” posted Schumer on social media.

Despite the improvements Democrats secured to better protect workers:

I am voting against USMCA.

Because it doesn't address climate change, the greatest threat facing our planet. pic.twitter.com/WxyRpcH2pZ

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 16, 2020

The United States Senate voted Thursday to approve the President’s revised trade agreement with Canada and Mexico; clearing the path for a new North American international pact to replace NAFTA.

“The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to implement President Trump’s proposed update to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after a mad dash to clear the measure before impeachment proceedings paralyze the chamber,” reports The Hill. “Senators voted 89-10 to pass a bill ratifying Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), sending the measure to the president for his final sign-off. USMCA’s passage marks another milestone for Trump just one day after he cemented a preliminary trade deal with China.”

JUST IN: Senate overwhelmingly passes Trump's updated trade deal with Canada and Mexico https://t.co/TH0vQZtlO1 pic.twitter.com/ypYnwEytBf

— The Hill (@thehill) January 16, 2020

“Today the Senate will send this landmark agreement to the president’s desk,” said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Quite a week of substantive accomplishments for the nation, for the president, and for international trade.”

Read the full report here.

Source: The Hill