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Trump's new NAFTA faces uphill battle in Congress”

"I will be formally terminating NAFTA shortly".

Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto signed the new U.S. -Canada-Mexico Agreement - USMCA, although the federal government in Ottawa has rechristened it CUSMA - during an awkward ceremony at the outset of G20 meetings Friday in Argentina.

There's disagreement among experts over whether Trump has the authority to pull out of a trade deal like NAFTA without congressional approval.

The U.S. president, along with Canadian and Mexican leaders, signed the new deal, the U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), on Friday after more than a year of intense negotiations.

"Make no mistake, we will stand up for our workers and fight for their families and their communities", he said. He cited concerns about a provision that might lead to the deal expiring, and new rules he said would limit Mexico's ability to sell cars and auto parts.

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U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, told Talk Business & Politics he doesn't think the agreement will be decided during the lame duck session of Congress, but it could be considered in the first couple of months after the New Year. Grassley vowed to usher the deal through Congress, saying it'll benefit the USA economy and bolster agriculture interests in the Midwest.

Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and one of more than a dozen names believed to be eyeing a presidential run in 2020, has added her name to the list of lawmakers who say they won't support the new agreement in its current form.

Trump's decision to set in motion a possible end to largely free trade in North America comes amid some skepticism from Democrats about the new trade deal.

Democrats are insisting that the trade deal must be reopened to strengthen provisions aimed at limiting the companies' ability to move U.S.jobs to Mexico. "I want to see how many Democratic votes come on board for this".

Trump added, "This is an fantastic deal for our farmers".

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Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader who is likely to be elected speaker, cast doubt on the likelihood that the deal could be passed without significant new assurances from Mexico that labour standards in the agreement will be strictly enforced.

"What isn't in it yet are enough enforcement reassurances regarding workers" and the environment, she told a press conference.

"The United States, Mexico and Canada worked so well together in crafting this great document".

Rubio's office said Monday that the senator had asked Lightizer to look into additional trade actions to protect Florida growers, and that Lighthizer had committed to requesting a fact-finding investigation and taking corrective action.

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