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Senator Ernst talks positive trade news from G20

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The G20 summit was just held in Buenos Aires last weekend. We received news on two fronts of trade. The signing of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) and some easing of tensions with China.

Audio: Full Interview with Iowa Senator Joni Ernst

Talking first about China, Senator Joni Ernst says the news from the G20 meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi was a step in the right direction.

Ernst says President Trump’s agreement to not impose higher tariffs in January was a move to show the U.S. is willing to negotiate in good faith.

Senator Ernst also felt positive with China’s agreement to label fentanyl as a controlled substance but says, “they have a long way to go.”

On USMCA, Senator Ernst says with the deal now signed, it is up to Congress to ratify it. However, with a new Congress, there could be some challenges.

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