Peter Navarro Outlines Process for Senate Ratification of USMCA – Grassley Mark-up Next Week…

White House economic and manufacturing advisor Peter Navarro appeared on Fox News today to discuss the procedural process anticipated for the USMCA passage as early as the end of next week. Additionally, Navarro highlights the upcoming signing for the U.S-China ‘phase-one’ agreement on January 15th.

(Reuters) – A Chinese trade delegation is planning to travel to Washington on Jan. 13 for the signing of the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal, the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday citing a source briefed on the matter.

The Chinese delegation will return on Jan. 16, SCMP said here

The trade delegation, led by Vice Premier Liu He, had originally planned to set off earlier in the month but had to change plans after U.S. President Donald Trump sent a tweet here claiming that he would sign the Phase 1 trade deal with China on Jan. 15. (read more)

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56 Responses to Peter Navarro Outlines Process for Senate Ratification of USMCA – Grassley Mark-up Next Week…

  1. redline says:

    Am I pessimistic for expecting the Chinese delegation to show with a treaty with Chinese mark-ups on every meaninful sentence of every paragraph on every page, no matter what story they tell us prior to their arrival?


    • GB Bari says:

      Nothing should surprise any of us, but if the ChiComms reneg a second time, I doubt President Trump will give them a third opportunity anywhere near as “nice” as he has been offering.

      Liked by 4 people

      • A2 says:

        No confirmation from Beijing yet and I looked. The SCMP article sited person familiar’ and said tentatively.

        Have to wait and see.

        Liked by 3 people

      • abdiesus says:

        All those tariffs that have been held in abeyance now will feel a much heavier burden when everyone (China & globalist corporations) have gotten used to thinking they weren’t going to happen! I expect China to jerk us around, and I expect Trump to hit them with the big guns, economically speaking. I then expect China to try to rachet things up with HK and/or NK, thinking they have some kind of leverage. If, in doing so, they cross the line, then expect Trump to void HK special tarrif-free privileges. When that happens, China’s economy is doomed.

        Liked by 3 people

        • bluenova1971 says:

          Wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see PRC renege.

          Prolly crash the markets when PDJT counters with tariffs “like nobodys ever seen”.


          • A2 says:

            I posted on the last presidential thread. Not going to repeat. Some new info coming through.

            Tired of posting stuff no one reads. Will do so because folks need to know information as opposed to opinion.

            Liked by 3 people

            • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

              I find many of your posts/links valuable and interesting to read, though I only rarely comment. You may have a larger and more appreciative audience than you realize. 👍

              Liked by 5 people

            • DonaldsonLJ says:

              I read what you post A2 because the UK press does not always cover the information that you bring to our attention. Carry on because the silent majority do read but do not necessarily comment !

              Liked by 4 people

            • The_Real Bob W. says:

              “What others have said.”

              I read (and appreciate) TCTH as part of trying to be an informed, responsible, US citizen; it’s one of the few sites with “informationally-useful” bits/links/etc. in its comments section.

              Erring by ommission, your, Ristvan’s, multiple-others’, posts ALWAYS halt my skimming eyes when perusing reader commentary.

              Thank you (and those unmentioned)…and keep it up!!!

              For the record, I interact with the web via desktop-only, and strictly at times of my own convenience; none of this “real time silliness…”


            • pyromancer76 says:

              Please repeat when subject is appropriate. Busy, hard-working people, like almost all patriots, (readers of CTH) even those “retired,” at least from first or second profession, can’t read every thread from top to bottom – although we can try. Thanks for the additional research.


            • DCP says:

              I read EVERY ONE of your posts. I think you provide very important information. Please keep it up.




            • Peter Rabbit says:

              A2, can assure you I read them …very seriously. Appreciate your contributions!! Happy New Year. Peter Rabbit


            • MelH says:

              A2 you can’t be sure you’ve posted stuff no one reads since Word Press makes it too bigga eat for some people to “like” or “Reply”. And when Treepers DO click on “Reply”, the screen moves in such a way that it takes too much time to find the box in which to Reply. The odd thing about it is that troubles are not consistent. Once in a great while i get to Reply or Like without going through a LONG ordeal. Which seems odd since I am always allowed to Like the Opening Monologue straitaway. If i am valid there, why not here? And why not consistently everywhere?


            • bluenova1971 says:

              I read your links when I see them, A2.

              As another mentioned, I too cannot read every comment thread as thoroughly as I’d like. Your insights into the PRC are especially interesting to me.


    • snellvillebob says:

      Or maybe they will give that list of markups to Nancy Pelosi, along with a stack of cash, to introduce in the house when they vote on it.


    • Sharon says:

      “Am I pessimistic for expecting the Chinese delegation to show with a treaty with Chinese mark-ups on every meaninful sentence of every paragraph on every page…”

      Of course not. That’s not pessimism. That’s reality-based comprehension.

      I do not have a duty to be either pessimistic or optimistic, as though my participation in a group-coming-to-consensus is how “what is so” is defined. Reality has its own engine, which includes the actions and determinations of other individuals and groups.

      I think that DJT’s capacity to work with that is what makes him so effective. He’s not trying to guess at outcomes. He’s not working in desperate optimism or using intimidation and trying to force certain outcomes. He’s using what he KNOWS about groups and individuals. About patterns and principles.

      He knows how to make things happen. He doesn’t need a magic wand. He has knowledge and expertise regarding how things actually work..

      As Sundance has frequently underscored, POTUS is always prepared to take the downside of any situation or negotiation into account. The fact that the Chinese cannot be trusted is part of the downside, always. President Trump knows that and takes it into account.

      He never assumes that “being optimistic” as a stand alone is useful . What is it he often says? “We’ll see what happens”.


    • honeybee12345 says:

      ALL ought to be “pessimistic” about the USMCA period! It is nothing other than the North American Union. Here’s the North American Union Fact Sheet for any and all who care about their sovereignty. a North American Union that would merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a new governmental form. The CFR report is entitled “Building a North American Community,” and is essentially a five-year plan for implementing the North American Union. It may be viewed at the CFR Internet web sight at×11-8-page.pdf


      • JimM says:

        This is important. More than a few provisions of the USMCA give up sovereignty to the UN.

        Sundance, please investigate that aspect of it. Do we really want the UN controlling our economics and interpreting laws? Seems very anti-nationalist.


  2. The “A” Team – Trump’s economic gurus!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Robert Smith says:

    The greatest show on Earth coming to the EU soon!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      And I can’t wait! Merkel and company are the kids waiting their turn outside, while,China goes in and gets paddled.

      They listen to it, knowing they are next, and theres NOTHING they can do about it.

      Given that between trade barriers and Nato underfunding EU has screwed us as much as,China has,with IP theft and trade, I can’t,wait to see EU get what they so richly deserve.

      Liked by 5 people

  4. livefreeordieguy says:

    Hmmmmmm…. I was led to believe from Itchy Mitchy that there would be no USMCA talk in the Senate until after the ‘trial of the century’…. Now VSGPDJT might be signing it when? Interesting…

    Liked by 6 people

    • jrapdx says:

      A day or two ago Mitch said until the Senate received the articles from the House, it would “business as usual”. In that light taking care of routine Senate business includes considering the USMCA passed by the House. With very strong backing by the President I imagine it will be passed quickly in the Senate.


  5. PVCDroid says:

    Drat! How can we stop this evil man? He keeps doing stuff to make everything better for us.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. noswamp says:

    And they are changing the rules of the Senate within days to process the articles of impeachment without Pelosi’s sending them to the Senate. There ya go! Senate starts impeachment trial January 20, 2020


  7. MustangBlues says:

    An example of the smart men administering President Trump’s Vision for America–strong economy and strong military. America First benefits all friends and allies. Need to assess foreign aid to unfriendly countries, put UN headquarters in Anchorage AK, yes.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Elric VIII says:

    Cocaine Mitch has something nefarious up his sleeve.


  9. sarasotosfan says:

    This is to be believed after it happens.


  10. US says:

    Fiscal stimulus plus fair trade with Mexico, Japan and South Korea. With some luck the UK, Brazil and Australia will join in the commonwealth of free peoples. President Trump was sent by God. Go with him and count your blessings. For me, the Paris Global Warming agreement was sufficient to re-elect Donald the Great, but understand that many small-minded Americans are more sophisticated than I am.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Jerry Hodge says:

    Anyone here wonder why China is OK with signing “phase 1”?

    Please give this a read:


  12. Mike in a Truck says:

    This “delegation” coming to the U.S. are vectors. Bringing that new pneumonia like disease that escaped from a Red Chinese bio lab. Dont let them near POTUS!


    • A2 says:

      When SARS happened, I said it was directly related to a bio lab as did a Japanese researcher. That was deep sixed. After the horrible spreading, that the HK government dealt with efficiently, since many HK people died, I was part of the epidemiological folks who traced the outbreak.

      It never returned. Now, we have reports again that the virus has escaped.

      the PRC is lying, and covering up their bio experiments.


    • Tiffthis says:

      Mike, that sounds terrifying 😰 I hope it’s not true.


  13. NoFixedAddress says:

    Don’t forget that POTUS has not really done much with sanctions against China.



  14. TwoLaine says:

    LIVE: Senate holds review of USMCA trade agreement


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