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The Senate approved a sweeping economic pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico on Thursday, delivering on President Trump’s promise of a new and better North American trade deal just ahead of his impeachment trial.

The vote was 89-10 as an overwhelming majority of senators of both parties supported the agreement, as expected. Last month,the House of Representatives approved the revised agreement by a similarly wide margin, after months of negotiations between Democrats and the White House produced pro-labor revisions and jettisoned drug exclusivity language sought by the pharmaceutical industry. The 12-million-strong AFL-CIO was closely involved in negotiating the changes and backed the agreement, along with some other major unions.

Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called passage of the deal “A major win for Kentucky and all 50 states. A major win for our country. A major win for the Trump administration.”

Con información del Washington Post