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Pelosi holds off trade agreement vote with Mexico, Canada

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 13:51:11-04

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on a meeting of the leaders of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico:

Arizona Republicans are urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on a plan to modify the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Martha McSally said Friday the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is crucial to Arizona's economy. They spoke at a conference in Phoenix for the Arizona Mexico Commission, which promotes trade, transportation, tourism and other ties.

At the insistent of President Donald Trump, the three nations agreed to update the decades-old NAFTA agreement. The administration wants lawmakers to approve it before the end of the year.

Mexico this month became the first of the three nations to ratify the agreement.

Pelosi has yet to schedule a vote on the pact, insisting that changes are needed to win her support.