Trudeau plans to meet with Pelosi, McConnell to talk trade: report

Trudeau plans to meet with Pelosi, McConnell to talk trade: report
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauBiden to record video message for 'Vax Live' concert Pranksters trick Canadian lawmakers with fake Navalny aide: report Trudeau voices 'tremendous confidence' in AstraZeneca vaccine after first Canadian death linked to shot MORE is planning to meet with leaders in the U.S. from both parties when he comes to Washington this week to discuss a potential trade deal.

Politico reports Trudeau will meet with both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFormer OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden Lawmakers reach agreement on bipartisan Jan. 6 commission The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Masks off: CDC greenlights return to normal for vaccinated Americans MORE (R-Ky.) and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGohmert says Jan. 6 mob attack on Capitol not an 'armed insurrection' Meghan McCain: Greene 'behaving like an animal' GOP Rep. Turner to lead House push to address military sexual assault MORE (D-Calif.) as he talks with the party leaders about having a vote in Congress on the new North American trade deal, two senior Canadian officials along with a pair of congressional sources told the news outlet.


The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has yet to hit the floor in Congress and Trudeau is now deliberating whether to push the Canadian Parliament to vote on its version of a bill to implement the trade deal. The deal would replace NAFTA and the Trump administration announced late last month that it was ready to start the formal approval process for the deal in Congress.

Trudeau must decide how to move forward with the trade deal with the Canadian Parliament before knowing how the Trump administration plans to deal with House Democrats' issues with the USMCA.

The Canadian Parliament is set to adjourn this week and is not expected to return until after the late October federal election, though Politico reports it could reconvene for an emergency session any time before early September for a hearing on the trade agreement.

Trudeau is reportedly set to speak to with McConnell and Pelosi after a Thursday meeting with President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE, which his office announced last week.

The news outlet also notes that Pelosi has to square up with Trudeau on a wager she lost after her home team the Golden State Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.