Pence to meet with Trudeau to discuss trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he'll be traveling to Canada on May 30 to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an effort to advance a new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The Trump administration is calling the deal, which includes Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Pence says he'll meet with Trudeau to advance the agreement as swiftly as possible.

Pence tweets, "This is a WIN for all 3 nations!"

But prospects for passage remain uncertain, as Democrats say changes need to be made to earn their support.

Trump announced an agreement Friday to end steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, which some lawmakers said was necessary to gain their support.

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