Pence touts proposed US-Mexico-Canada trade deal in Indiana
LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence traveled to a central Indiana farm to promote the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement but heard farmers’ complaints about the damage caused by retaliatory tariffs imposed on them over the past year.
The former Indiana governor went Thursday to Lamb Farms Inc. in Boone County, where several people spoke up wanting to see tariffs reduced or removed on a wide range of farm products.
Pence told the farmers that voicing their concerns would help get the trade deal approved by Congress. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this week she won’t bring the deal up for a vote until Mexico has passed and implemented labor law reforms.
Pence says, “President Trump has done his job. It’s time for Congress to do their job and ratify the USMCA.”