Do Nothing Democrats Have Done Nothing But Obstruct And Throw Trantrums
Rather Than Working On Critical Legislation, Democrats Have Wasted The Past Years On Baseless Investigations And Obstructionist Histrionics
FOR TWO YEARS, DEMOCRATS HAVE WASTED TIME AND MONEY ON INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT OVER FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA
- For two years, Democrats pushed for a baseless witch hunt into the President over claims of collusion:
- The evidence provided in the Mueller report and the Department Of Justice completely exonerated President Trump.
SINCE THE PRESIDENT WAS ELECTED, DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN PUSHING TO IMPEACH HIM
- Democrats have been trying to impeached the President since he took office:
- Six months before he was elected President, Politico published an article entitled “Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office.”
- The Washington Post published an article back in January 2017 entitled, “The Campaign To Impeach President Trump Has Begun.
- In February 2017, about 58% of Democrats Supported impeaching the President.
- The Washington Post Reported: “It’s a testament to just how insatiable Democrats’ appetite is for opposing Trump.”
- In February 2017, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said that Trump’s actions are leading himself to impeachment.
- In May 2017, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) called for the President’s impeachment.
- In July 2017, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-TX) filed articles of impeachment against the President.
- In May 2017, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) suggested comparison to Watergate.
- In August 2018, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) claimed that we’re in a Watergate moment.
- The DNC Chairman Tom Perez even claimed back in November 2018 that this is worse than Watergate.
- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said back in January 2019, that we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason.
FOR THE LAST 176 DAYS, DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT OVER BASELESS CLAIMS OF A QUID PRO QUO ARRANGEMENT WITH UKRAINE
- It has been 173 days since Democrats began alleging a quid pro quo relationship between the White House and Ukraine.
- Witnesses have made it abundantly clear there was no quid pro quo arrangement:
- Witness Tim Morrison said nothing concerned him about the July 25th phone call.
- Witness Gordon Sondland said the President never told him about preconditions for anything.
- Sondland explained how no one on this planet had told him that Ukraine aid was tied to investigations.
- Witness David Hale testified that he had no knowledge of strings attached to Ukraine aid.
- On multiple occasions, former Ambassador Yovanovitch emphasized she did not have any firsthand information regarding the whistleblower complaint or events surrounding the impeachment inquiry.
- National Security Council Alexander Vindman testified that he cannot remember any Ukrainian ever mentioning any pressure to do investigations.
IN CONGRESS, DEMOCRATS HAVE BECOME BLATANT OBSTRUCTIONIST AND REFUSED TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT AND REPUBLICANS ON ANYTHING
- During the 115th Congress, Democrats only backed 39% of Trump’s nominees and six months into 116th Congress that percentage fell to 34%.
- Democrats routinely voted no on President Trump’s cabinet and top official nominees.
- Sen. Gillibrand voted no 20 times on cabinet and top official nominees.
- Sen. Warren voted no 19 times on cabinet and top official nominees.
- Sen. Sanders voted no 19 times on cabinet and top official nominees.
- Sen. Booker voted no 18 times on cabinet and top official nominees.
- Sen. Harris voted no 18 times on cabinet and top official nominees.
- Sen. Warren and Sen. Gillibrand have only voted in favor of 11% of President Trump’s nominees over the past 2 ½ years
- Sen. Sanders has only voted in favor of 12% of President Trump’s nominees, and he has not voted for a single nominee in 2019.
- President Trump came to office with the intent to launch immigration reform but Democrats have made it clear that immigration is not their priority.
- Roll Call: “Why Democrats Aren’t Rushing To Change Immigration Laws”
- The public has shown that they do not have the same extremists views on immigration that the Democrats have.
- A Gallup Poll found that 47% of respondents felt that large numbers of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. is a critical threat.
- Another Gallup Poll showed that 36% of respondents said they “worried a great deal” about illegal immigration, where 24% said “not at all.”
- The United States reached a deal with Mexico and Canada on the USMCA on September 30, 2018 but House Democrats didn’t agree to move forward with the USMCA until December 10, 2019
- As early as April 28, 2019 The Wall Street Journal reported that Democrats were seeking to deny the President a political win by stalling the USMCA.
- In May 2019, it was reported that Speaker Nancy Pelosi had privately said she could get the trade deal approved but was determined to prolong debate regarding the bill’s provisions.
- In December 2019, prominent progressives voiced their dismay with Nancy Pelosi by handing President Trump a win by agreeing to the USMCA.
THE DEMOCRATS SPENT TWO YEARS AND MORE THAN 30 MILLION DOLLARS INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT FOR FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA
For Two Years, The Democrats Pushed A 30 Million Dollar Investigation Which Eventually Exonerated The President
Cost Of The Mueller Investigation Through September 2018: $25,215,853.00 (RNC Research, 03/24/19)
The Estimated Cost Of The Mueller Investigation Through Its Conclusion: Up To $35,000,000. (Business Insider, 03/25/19)
Costs Per Day Of The Mueller Investigation Through September 30, 2018: $50,230.00(RNC Research, 03/24/19)
Through September 2018, The Mueller Investigation Was The Second Most Expensive Per Day Investigation Dating Back To The Creation Of The United States Special Counsel’s Office In 1979. (RNC Research, 03/24/19)
Days The Mueller Investigation Has Proceeded: 675 Days (RNC Research, 03/24/19)
Number Of Attorneys On The Mueller Investigation Team: 19 (RNC Research, 03/24/19)
Number Of Witnesses Who Were Interviewed Or Testified To The Special Counsel’s Team: Approximately 500 (RNC Research, 03/24/19)
Number Of Search Warrants Issued: 500 (RNC Research, 03/24/19)
Number Of Subpoenas Issued: More Than 2,800 (RNC Research, 03/24/19)
The Mueller Report Definitively Stated Their Report “Did Not Establish That The [Trump] Campaign Coordinated Or Conspired With The Russian Government In Its Election-Interference Activities.” (Department Of Justice, 4/18/19)
Based Off The Evidence Provided In The Mueller Report, The Department Of Justice Determined President Trump Did Not Commit Obstruction Of Justice. BARR: “After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report, and in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other Department lawyers, the Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.” (Department Of Justice, 03/24/19)
SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP CAME TO OFFICE, DEMOCRATS HAVE SPENT ALL THEIR TIME TRYING TO IMPEACH HIM
Democrats And The Media Have Been Calling For President Trump To Be Impeached Since Before He Was Even Elected To Office
In April 2016, Six Months Before He Was Elected President, Politico Published An Article Entitled: “Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office.” (Politico, 04/17/16)
- “‘Impeachment’ Is Already On The Lips Of Pundits, Newspaper Editorials, Constitutional Scholars, And Even A Few Members Of Congress.” “‘Impeachment’ is already on the lips of pundits, newspaper editorials, constitutional scholars, and even a few members of Congress.” (Politico, 04/17/16)
- At This Point In Time, Democrat Alan Grayson Said Building A Wall On The Southern Border Could Lead To Impeachment. “Liberal Florida Rep. Alan Grayson says Trump’s insistence on building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, if concrete was poured despite Congress’s opposition, could lead down a path toward impeachment.” (Politico, 04/17/16)
In January 2017, The Washington Post Published An Article Entitled, “The Campaign To Impeach President Trump Has Begun.” (The Washington Post, 01/20/17)
- The Day President Trump Was Sworn In “A Campaign To Build Public Support For His Impeachment…Spearheaded By Two Liberal Advocacy Groups,” Went Live At ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.Org. “At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his impeachment went live at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, spearheaded by two liberal advocacy groups aiming to lay the groundwork for his eventual ejection from the White House.” (The Washington Post, 01/20/17)
GQ In January 2017: “How To Impeach A U.S. President (Say Donald Trump)” (GQ, 01/20/17)
Time Magazine In February 2017: “Legal Scholars: Why Congress Should Impeach Donald Trump.” (Time, 02/06/17)
In February 2017, 58% Of Democrats Supported Impeaching President Trump. (The Washington Post, 02/24/17)
- “It’s A Testament To Just How Insatiable Democrats’ Appetite Is For Opposing Trump — Something We’ve Seen In Other Polling As Well.” “It’s a testament to just how insatiable Democrats’ appetite is for opposing Trump — something we’ve seen in other polling as well.” (The Washington Post, 02/24/17)
The Nation In February 2017: “Congressional Democrats Are Already Warning Trump About Impeachment” (The Nation, 02/13/17)
- “Progressive Caucus Vice Chair Mark Pocan “We’ll Have To Take Other Actions, Including Legislative Directives, Resolutions Of Disapproval And Even Explore The Power Of Impeachment.” “Should the president fail to address potential conflicts and embrace necessary transparency, Pocan said, ‘we’ll have to take other actions, including legislative directives, resolutions of disapproval and even explore the power of impeachment.’” (The Nation, 02/13/17)
Rep. Maxine Waters In February 2017: “Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump’s Actions ‘Leading Himself’ To Impeachment.” “Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump’s actions ‘leading himself’ to impeachment.” (CNN, 02/06/17)
The New Yorker In March 2017: “Impeachment, The 25th Amendment, And How Trump Could Get Fired.” (The New Yorker, 03/01/2017)
Vox In May 2017: “The Case For Impeaching Trump – And Fast” (Vox, 05/22/17)
In May 2017, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Called For The President’s Impeachment. “Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump Wednesday morning, the first member of Congress to officially request leveling charges against the President from the House floor.” (CNN, 05/17/19)
In July 2017, Rep. Brad Sherman Filed Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump. (The Washington Post, 07/12/17)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) In May 2017: “Obviously, The Suggestion Is It Goes Back To Watergate.” BLITZER: “Give us some historic perspective on what’s going on right now. Step back a little bit and give us some comparisons to other moments in American history. I ask you that as someone who’s lived through some tumultuous times.” SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): “Well, you know, obviously, the suggestion is it goes back to Watergate.” BLITZER: “You see comparisons?” SANDERS: “I see some comparisons.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 05/10/17)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) In August 2018: “We’re In A Watergate Moment.” BLUMENTHAL: “We need to begin. The Senate Judiciary Committee is composed of senators who are going to be there after the midterm election, two-thirds of us. So I think the beginning has to be set and marked right now. And Wolf, we’re in a Watergate moment, where the two parties have to come together.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 08/21/18)
DNC Chairman Tom Perez In November 2018: “On A Certain Level This Is Worse Than Watergate.” TOM PEREZ: “-on a certain level this is worse than Watergate because the Saturday Night Massacre, he kept firing Senate- confirmed people until he found Bork, who was a Senate confirmed person to do this.” (Fox’s “Trish Regan Primetime,” 11/08/18)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) In December 2018: “This President In My Estimation Has Done Everything Possible To Certainly Be Eligible For Impeachment.” REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): “This president in my estimation has done everything possible to certainly be eligible for impeachment. And so I really do think that it should be started.” (CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” 12/10/18)
Speaker Of The House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) In January 2019: “We Shouldn’t Avoid Impeachment For A Political Reason.” MSNBC’S SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: “You`ve said it would be sad and divisive for the country to pursue impeachment. Are you willing to rule it out?” SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, REP. NANCY PELOSI: “Well, we have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report. We shouldn`t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn`t avoid impeachment for a political reason. So we just have to see how it comes.” (MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,” 01/03/19)
Over The Last 176 Days, Democrats Have Been Trying To Impeach The President Over Baseless Claims Of A Quid Pro Quo Agreement With Ukraine
Number Of Witnesses Deposed By The House Intelligence Committee: 18 (The Washington Times, Accessed 01/23/2020)
Number Of Pages Of Depositions Taken During Impeachment Inquiry By House Intelligence Committee: 4,333 (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
Number Of Hearings Spent On Impeachment In The House: 13 (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
- Number Of Hearings In The House Intelligence Committee On Impeachment: 7 (CSPAN Accessed 01/31/20)
- Number Of Hearings In The House Judiciary Committee: 5 (CSPAN Accessed 01/31/20)
- Number Of Hearings In The House Rules Committee: 1 (CSPAN Accessed 01/31/20)
Time Spent On Impeachment In The House And Senate Combined: 141 Hours And 39 Minutes Or Nearly 6 Days Straight Worth Of Impeachment (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
- Time Spent On Impeachment Hearings In The House Intelligence Committee: 32 Hours And 39 Minutes (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
- Time Spent On Impeachment Hearings In The House Judiciary Committee: 31 Hours And 21 Minutes (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
- Time Spent On Impeachment Hearings In The House Rules Committee: 6 Hours And 28 Minutes (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
- Time Spent On Impeachment On House Floor: 17 Hours And Four Minutes (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
- Time Spent On Impeachment In The Senate Trial: 54 Hours And 6 Minutes (Compiled By RNC Research, Accessed 01/31/20)
Remember, We’ve Heard From All The Witnesses; They’ve Made It Explicitly Clear There Was No Quid Pro Quo Undermining The Crux Of The Democrats Argument Against The President
Witness Tim Morrison Said Nothing Concerned Him About The July 25th Phone Call. GOP COUNSEL STEVE CASTOR: “Mr. Morrison I want a turn our attention back to the July 25th call, you were in the room. Did anything concern you on the call?” FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL OFFICIAL TIM MORRISON: “No.” (RNC Research, 11/19/19)
Witness Gordon Sondland Said The President Never Told Him About Preconditions For Anything. GOP COUNSEL CASTOR: “Good morning Mr. Ambassador how are you?” AMBASSADOR GORDON SONDLAND: “Morning Mr. Castor.” CASTOR: “Welcome back you’re here all day on the 17th late into the night so thank you for your cooperation with the investigation. Did the President ever tell you personally about any preconditions for anything? SONDLAND: “No.” CASTOR: “Okay, the President never told you about any preconditions for the aid to be released?” SONDLAND: “No.” CASTOR: “The President never told you about any preconditions for a White House meeting?” SONDLAND: “Personally, no.” (RNC Research, 11/20/19)
- Sondland Explained how “No One On This Planet” Told Him That Ukraine Aid Was tied To Investigations. REP. MIKE TURNER: “Nobody else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying aid to these investigations, is that correct?” SONDLAND: “I think I already testified that.” TURNER: “No answer the question is it correct no one on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying this aid to the investigation cause if your answer is yes then the Chairman’s wrong and the headline on CNN is wrong. No one on this planet told you that President Trump was tying aid to investigations yes or no?” SONDLAND: “Yes.” TURNER: “So You really have no testimony today that ties President Trump to a scheme to withhold aid from Ukraine in exchange for these investigations.” SONDLAND: “Other than my own presumption.” (RNC Research, 11/20/19)
Witness David Hale Testified That He Had No Knowledge Of Strings Attached To The Ukraine Aid. REP. ELISE STEFANIK: “Under Secretary Hale you testified that you had no direct knowledge of any nefarious motivations to withhold aid to Ukraine, correct? UNDER SECRETARY DAVID HALE: “Correct.” STEFANIK: “And to your knowledge you testified that there were no strings attached to the aid, correct? Page 184 of your deposition. HALE: “I had no such knowledge.” STEFANIK: “And more specifically you testified that you had no knowledge of Ukraine aid being held up for investigations, is that correct?” HALE: “Correct.” (RNC Research, 11/20/19)
Hale Said He Was Not Aware Of Any Connection Between The Ukraine Aid And Investigations. REP. JIM JORDAN: “You’re not aware of any connection between the pause in aid in exchange for some kind of investigation being announced or done by Ukraine?” UNDER SECRETARY DAVID HALE: “Correct.” JORDAN: “And your not aware of Secretary Pompeo having any knowledge, direct knowledge of a connection between investigations and security aid, is that correct.” HALE: “I’m not aware of that and he did speak to me about that.” (RNC Research, 11/20/19)
On Multiple Occasions, Former Ambassador Yovanovitch Emphasized She Had No Firsthand Information Relating To The Whistleblower Complaint Or The Events Surrounding The Actual Impeachment Inquiry. GOP COUNSEL STEVE CASTOR: “You don’t have a lot of facts and information relating the part of this that were investigating. Does the events from May 20th up until September 11th the release of the security assistance funds is that correct?” AMBASSADOR MARIE YOVANOVITCH: “Yes that’s correct.” CASTOR: “So you were not a part of the delegation to the inauguration that was the day you returned, you were not part of the oval office meeting May 23rd, correct?” YOVANOVITCH: “Yes that’s correct.” CASTOR: “Then you were not part of the discussion making relating to whether there would be a White House meeting with President Zelensky?” YOVANOVITCH: “That’s correct.” CASTOR: “You’re not a part of any decision making in the lead up to the July 25th call?” YOVANOVITCH: “That’s correct.” CASTOR: “And you first learned about the call on September 25th, is that correct?” YOVANOVITCH: “Well I heard about the call as I indicated in the first deposition from Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent.” (RNC Research, 11/15/19)
Director For European Affairs On The National Security Council Alexander Vindman Testified That He Cannot Remember Any Ukrainian Ever Mentioning Any Pressure To Do Investigations. DEMOCRAT COUNSEL DAN GOLDMAN: “After this call did you ever hear from any Ukrainians either in the United States or Ukraine about any pressure that they felt to do these investigations that President Trump demanded?” LT. COL. ALEXANDER VINDMAN: “Not that I can recall.” GOLDMAN: “Did you have any discussions with officials at the Embassy here at the Ukrainian embassy here in Washington DC?” VINDMAN: “Yes I did.” GOLDMAN: “Did you discuss at all the demand for the investigations with them?” VINDMAN: “I did not.” (RNC Research, 11/19/19)
WHILE THEY’VE BEEN OBSESSING OVER INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT, DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN AVOIDING THEIR CONGRESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND HAVE ENGAGED IN PARTISAN OBSTRUCTIONISM
Democrats Have Engaged In Blind Obstruction Of President Trump’s Nominations For His Administration; They Backed Only 39% Of His Nominees In The 115th Congress, And Just 34% In the First Six Months Of The 116th
In The 115th Congress, Democrats Only Backed 39% Of Trump’s Nominees, Six Months Into the 116th Congress The Percentage Fell To 34%. “In the 115th Congress, the average Democrat backed roughly 39 percent of Trump’s nominees. In the first six months of the 116th Congress, that number fell to 34 percent, according to data provided by Quorum Analytics, a public affairs data firm.” (The Hill, 07/13/19)
The New York Times Reported That Democrats routinely voted no on President Trump’s cabinet and top official nominees. (The New York Times, 05/11/17)
The Hill Reported That Over 2 ½ Years Of Vote Totals Show That Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), And Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Have “Voted Against More Trump Nominees Than Any Other Senator.” “The Hill’s review of 2 ½ years of vote totals shows Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against more Trump nominees than any other senator.” (The Hill, 07/13/19)
Sen. Warren And Sen. Gillibrand Have Only Voted In Favor Of 11% Of Trump’s Nominees Over The Past 2 ½ Years. “Warren and Gillibrand have voted in favor of just 11 percent of Trump’s nominees over the last 2 ½ years. The two Democrats have voted to confirm only six of his judicial nominees — all in the 115th Congress. This year, they have voted to confirm just three of Trump’s nominees, including two members of the Export-Import Bank and a member of the Federal Highway Administration.” (The Hill, 07/13/19)
Sen. Sanders Has Only Voted In Favor Of 12% Of Trump’s Nominees, But He Has Not Voted In Favor Of A “Single Trump Nominee This Year.” “Sanders has voted to confirm only 12 percent of Trump’s nominees, but he has not voted to confirm a single Trump nominee this year. Sanders even opposed the three nominees Warren and Gillibrand voted to confirm.” (The Hill, 07/13/19)
Democrats Have Refuse To Work With Republicans On Immigration Despite The Public’s Strong Support For Reform
President Trump Was Elected To Take Action On Immigration Since Congress Has Been Unable To Reach An Agreement On Immigration Reform For Years. “Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years, effectively moving some major policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government and fueling debate in the halls of state and municipal governments. President Donald J. Trump was elected on pledges to take extraordinary actions to curb immigration, including controversial plans to build out the border wall with Mexico, deport millions of undocumented immigrants, and temporarily ban Muslims.” (The Council On Foreign Relations, 07/25/19)
The Last Big Immigration Reform Bill Passed In 1986 Where There Was A Republican President And Both Houses Of Congress Were Held By Democrats. “Bipartisan deals on immigration have eluded lawmakers and presidents for three decades. The last big immigration bill was passed in 1986 when Ronald Reagan was president and both houses of Congress were held by Democrats. A smaller bill was passed in 1990 when George H.W. Bush was president and both houses of Congress were still controlled by Democrats.” (Brookings, 2/11/19)
This Year, Democrats Have Made It Clear That Immigration Is “Not Top Of Mind.” “It’s clear, however, that immigration is not top of mind for most Democrats. Rather, they’re focused on health care, infrastructure, climate change and so-called pocketbook issues.” (Roll Call, 04/17/19)
The Public Has Shown That They Do Not Have The Same Extremist View On Immigration Than The Democrats Have. “But when it comes to immigration, public sentiment is not overwhelmingly on the Democrats’ side. Although the electorate has generally become more accepting of immigrants over the past few decades, there is no clear mandate for either party to adhere to as they look to rewrite immigration laws.” (Roll Call, 04/17/19)
- A Gallup Poll Found That “47% Of Respondents Felt That Large Numbers Of Undocumented Immigrants Entering The United States Is A Critical Threat.” “More telling was a Gallup poll from early February that found that 47 percent of respondents felt that large numbers of undocumented immigrants entering the United States is a critical threat. Another 30 percent said it was important and only 22 percent said it was not important. The percentage of people who viewed it as a critical threat was up 8 points from a year earlier.” (Roll Call, 04/17/19)
- Another Gallup Poll Showed That 36% Of Respondents Said They “Worried A Great Deal” About Illegal Immigration, Where 24% Said “Not At All.” “A Gallup poll from early March found opinions largely split on how much voters worry about illegal immigration. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed said they worried a ‘great deal,’ followed by ‘only a little’ at 24 percent, ‘not at all’ at 21 percent and a ‘fair amount’ at 18 percent.” (Roll Call, 04/17/19)
Democrats Stonewalled The President’s USMCA Trade Deal For Over A Year
On January 29th President Trump Signed The USMCA Agreement Into Law. “President Trump will sign the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) into law on Wednesday, sources tell FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo.” (Fox News, 01/28/20)
The U.S. International Trade Commission, A Bipartisan Agency Whose Review Is Required For Any Trade Deal Stated That The New North American Treaty Would Boost U.S. Gross Product By .35% And Adding 176,000 U.S. Jobs Over Six Years. “The U.S. International Trade Commission, a bipartisan agency whose review is required for any trade deal, said this spring that the new North American treaty would have a positive though modest impact on growth, boosting U.S. gross domestic product by 0.35% and adding 176,000 U.S. jobs over six years after it goes into effect.” (United States International Trade Commission, 04/18/19)
- The Commission’s Model Estimates That USMCA Would Raise U.S. GDP By $68.2 Billion, The Models Also Show That The New Trade Would Likely Have a Positive Impact On U.S. Trade, And Both USMCA Partners. “The Commission’s model estimates that USMCA would raise U.S. real GDP by $68.2 billion (0.35 percent) and U.S. employment by 176,000 jobs (0.12 percent). The model estimates that USMCA would likely have a positive impact on U.S. trade, both with USMCA partners and with the rest of the world.” (United States International Trade Commission, 04/18/19)
- U.S. Exports To Canada And Mexico Would Have An Increase By $19.1 Billion And $14.2 Billion, And Imports Would Increase by $19.1 Billion And $12.4 Billion. U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico would increase by $19.1 billion (5.9 percent) and $14.2 billion (6.7 percent), respectively. U.S. imports from Canada and Mexico would increase by $19.1 billion (4.8 percent) and $12.4 billion (3.8 percent), respectively. (United States International Trade Commission, 04/18/19)
The United States Reached A Deal With Mexico And Canada On The USMCA On September 30, 2018. “On Sunday night, President Trump got his wish for a significantly revised North American trade deal. After more than a year of intense negotiations, the United States, Canada and Mexico reached an agreement to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, the 1994 pact that governs more than $1.2 trillion worth of trade among the three nations.” (The Washington Post, 10/1/18)
House Democrats Didn’t Agree To Move Forward With The USMCA Until December 10, 2019. “House Democrats and the Trump administration have reached an agreement to move forward with the White House’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, top Democrats said Tuesday.” (CNBC, 12/10/19)
As Early As April 28, 2019, The Wall Street Journal Reported That Democrats Were Seeking To Deny The President A Political Win By Stalling On The USMCA. “But with the U.S. election season approaching, some Republicans and trade experts said Democrats may be seeking in part to deny Mr. Trump a political win—or at least to exact a heavy price for advancing the deal.” (The Wall Street Journal, 04/28/19)
In May 2019, It Was Reported Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi Had Privately Said She Could Get The Trade Deal Approved But Was Determined To Prolong Debate Regarding The Bill’s Provisions. “Ms. Pelosi has said privately that she is convinced the agreement can be approved — ‘I can get to yes’ she told a supportive lawmaker last week — even if that would hand Mr. Trump with a much-needed domestic policy achievement ahead of his re-election campaign. But the president’s slight, in that it was a factor at all, only reinforced Ms. Pelosi’s resolve to extract significant revisions to the accord as a precondition of holding a floor vote, and those changes could require a renegotiation of the updated North American Free Trade Agreement, which the three countries agreed to last year.” (The New York Times, 05/29/19)
In December 2019, Prominent Progressive Voices Were Even “Dismayed Nancy Pelosi And Her Caucus” Handed President Trump A Win By Finally Agreeing To The USMCA. “After months of haggling over key details, House Democrats have officially agreed to back the White House’s updated trade deal with Mexico and Canada—and progressive commentators are furious. Some prominent voices are dismayed that Nancy Pelosi and her caucus have decided to hand Donald Trump a win on one of his signature policy issues, which might help his reelection chances.” (Slate, 12/10/19)