Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Who is considered a potential Democrat for the White House 2020 race, opposes the renegotiated trade agreement between President Donald Trump and Mexico and Canada, just as the President and his colleagues want to sign it G-20 summit.
The US, Canada and Mexico are expected to officially sign the agreement on Friday in Buenos Aires. However, the deal still needs to be approved by the Mexican and Canadian legislature and the Congress.
Warren site articles that Democrats have long lamented: labor standards, lower environmental standards, and patents of pharmaceutical companies.
It's harder to lower drug prices for the elderly and those who need access to life-saving medicines, "said Warren.
The agreement also meets with opposition from GOP legislators Sen. Pat Toomey, R Pa., Discussed his objections to the deal, including the sunset provisions, which require the business to be reviewed every six years and renewed every sixteen years, rules of origin with wages requirements and weak investor protection, he is also very critical that the tariffs on Steel and aluminum were not lifted in the deal. "I would be no in its present form," Toomey said, urging a passage during the Lame Duck meeting, but it is more likely to take place in the new Congress.
In a tweet, Senator Marco Rubio said he had talked to US Representative Robert Lighthizer about how bad the deal was for seasonal Producers: "Mexico will continue to use unfair practices that are causing many farmers in Florida to literally go out of business."
The details of the USMCA are still under negotiation, and no solution has yet been found for steel and aluminum tariffs against Avenge Mexico and Canada. However, this could be a controversial issue if the US can reach an agreement with China to suspend tariffs.
Democrats also call on Trump to maintain its strict attitude towards China. "We have seen disturbing reports that you may want to take further action against China to reach an agreement on the G-20," wrote Sen. Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., along with Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Hier , And Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in a letter to Trump. "We urge you to stand up to China if no meaningful concessions are made."