House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accomplished just about nothing since President Donald Trump took office almost three years ago.
She has spent most of her time trying to remove Trump from office and obstructing his agenda, but she just caved and passed a historic measure in the lower chamber of Congress.
On Tuesday, Congress passed a new defense spending bill. On Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled House voted to impeach Trump from office.
But on Thursday — one day after their sham impeachment vote, which will fail in the GOP-controlled Senate — the House officially passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
As noted by the Daily Caller, the USMCA passed in the House by a vote of 385-41.
The Senate will be able to vote to ratify the deal in early 2020.
The agreement was held up for almost 14 months as Democrats stalled and tried to slip in as many provisions as possible.
But this week, it passed and will be signed by Trump early next year.
Below are some details on the historic trade deal:
The USMCA, which overhauls the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, requires 75 percent of automobile components be manufactured in the United States, Canada and Mexico in order to avoid tariffs, and that 40 to 45 percent of automobile parts be made by workers who earn at least $16 an hour by 2023.
USMCA is expected to create “north of 176,000 new jobs” and inject $34 billion into the U.S. auto industry.
As many as 589,000 new jobs could be created within five years.
The USMCA is one of Trump’s landmark victories and will result in tens of billions of dollars flowing back into the United States.
It ends the 30-year-old NAFTA trade agreement that President Bill Clinton passed while in office, which led to countless American jobs disappearing.
One of Trump’s biggest campaign promises was to fix that problem with a new, better trade deal — which is exactly what the USMCA is.
This caps off what many are calling Trump’s best week in office.
Below are just a few of Trump’s accomplishments in the last week:
- Trump reached a “phase one” deal with China. As part of the deal, the Chinese agreed to increase their purchase of U.S. goods by $200 billion, plus an additional $40 billion in agricultural products, over the next two years. The U.S. agreed to delay a few tariffs that were set to go in effect on Chinese goods.
- The Federal Reserve reported that manufacturing production rose 1.1% in November, as did industrial output. That’s significantly higher than economists had been expecting.
- The Housing Market Index, which measures confidence among home builders, surged to a 20-year high this month.
- The stock market continues to reach new highs, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 20% for the year, the S&P 500 27%.
- And this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job openings climbed 235,000 in October to 7.3 million, which means there were 1.5 million more job openings than unemployed workers for the month.
While Trump is making America stronger and more prosperous than ever — Democrats are still trying to remove him from office.