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 TrudeauIs Trudeau on the verge of a shocking reversal of fortune? The Hill's Morning Report - Tempers boil over at the White House Obama calls on Canada to reelect Trudeau 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 McConnellTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Fox's Wallace says 'well-connected' Republican told him there's a 20 percent chance GOP will vote for impeachment White House staggers after tumultuous 48 hours MORE (R-Ky.) and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Thomas D'Alesandro III, brother of Nancy Pelosi, dies at 90 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 John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' 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.