Republican and conservative groups for months called on the U.S. House to put the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement up for a vote, often accusing the Democrats of holding up the trade agreement because of impeachment proceedings.
But now that the agreement has reached the Republican-controlled Senate, the offices of New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are unsure when the measure will come up for a vote.
The trade agreement was not put on the calendar before the beginning of the congressional holiday break. And at least one publication, Politico, said it may not come up until after President Trump’s impeachment trial expected in January.
The House approved the agreement by a 385-41 vote on Dec. 19.