"I'm hearing very good things".
But the trade deal highlighted how much more Trump could have accomplished "had he stuck to the national agenda", Gergen said. "Good for everybody - Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Unions - tremendous support", Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
After she joined fellow House Democrats to announce impeachment charges against President Donald Trump, Pelosi conducted a press briefing to announce the passage of the long-awaited United States Mexico Canada Agreement.
The details of the deal have not been made public, but Mexican officials have indicated that they would involve more stringent rules around the amount of North American steel used in auto manufacturing; a stronger dispute-resolution system; tougher enforcement of new labour standards in Mexico; and dialing back new protections for pharmaceutical companies.
'No it's not a coincidence, it's just that as we get to an end of a session there have to be some decisions made, ' she said.
Pelosi said the reworked trade agreement has provisions that are better for the environment and for labor. "But working people closed it", Trumka said in a statement.
Toomey argued the GOP should have passed the deal while it still had control of the House instead of spending months negotiating with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Democratic demands.
"He really got us to a place that was far from where we started with the proposal that was given to us", she said, adding: "There is no question that this trade agreement is better than NAFTA".
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Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican who served as U.S. Trade Representative during George H.W. Bush's presidency, called the long-awaited agreement "a significant improvement" over the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, that it would replace.
With the window narrowing for action by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives as 2019 draws to a close and an election year approaches, there has been a flurry of last-minute activity on the pact.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador presided over the ceremony, which was also attended by senior Trump advisor Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law.
Besides Congress, the legislatures of Canada and Mexico must ratify the pact before it goes into effect.
New chapters covering digital trade, anti-corruption, and good regulatory practices, as well as a chapter devoted to ensuring that small and medium sized enterprises benefit from the Agreement. "It's a triumph for workers everywhere across America". "But in terms of our work here, it is infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration".
"I think we set a world record for hanging up on each other", Neal said. His union, which represents 12 million USA workers, opposes NAFTA and blames it for destroying millions of American jobs.
The U.S. and Canada still need to ratify the deal.
"This is a very big deal", Trump told reporters on Monday.
Neal said the negotiations with the administration were "tough".
The original NAFTA badly divided Democrats but the new pact is more protectionist and labour-friendly, and Pelosi is confident it won't divide the party, though some liberal activists took to social media to carp at the agreement.