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USMCA big win for American workers, economy: Rep. Zeldin

Julia Limitone

Rep. Lee Zeldin said Tuesday that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement must be passed “right away,” citing its importance to the American economy.

“The deal is a huge win for President Trump, but more importantly, it's a big win for the American worker,” Zeldin, R-N.Y., told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo. “It's an important win for the U.S. economy.

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Congress has just eight calendar days to vote on a number of bills, including a spending deal to fully fund the government and USMCA, both of which Zeldin says will get done before the impeachment vote.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday during an interview with Bartiromo that the agreement made could create as many as 589,000 new jobs in five years and a House vote would need to happen this week in order to guarantee its passage by year-end.

Zeldin also said that the last vote before lawmakers leave Washington for their holiday break will be on impeachment, which the New York Republican called a “lump of coal.”

“What I'm hearing is that the last vote before everybody leaves the Capitol for the Christmas break will be the impeachment vote -- that will be Nancy Pelosi's gift to America -- is going to be that lump of coal,” Zeldin said.

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