VP Mike Pence urges passage of USMCA during Iowa visit

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WAUKEE — Vice President Mike Pence is in Iowa Wednesday urging Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement into law.

The trade policy event at Manning Farms in Waukee has been organized by America First Priorities, a conservative group, to discuss how the legislation could benefit Iowa farmers.

During Wednesday’s event, Pence said by providing a foundation between the three countries, it will protect the majority of the farmers’ trade and provide leverage for deals with China.

But Pence also said the Democrats have been making roadblocks every step of the way.

Local 5 had a chance to ask the vice president about how soon he feels a deal will be made.

While not predicting a specific timeline to an end to the trade war with China, the vice president pushed the USMCA he thinks will speed things up.

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