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Trump to trigger process that could accelerate congressional vote on North America trade pact -Wash Post

America trade pact -Wash Post@

WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - The White House plans to trigger a process on Thursday that would allow President Donald Trump to submit his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico to Congress within 30 days, a challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had warned against such a step, the Washington Post reported.

It said the decision to send the draft Statement of Administrative Action to Congress triggers a timeline for lawmakers to act, but it heightens tensions with Democrats who have said they need more time to review the deal.

The Post cited three unnamed people briefed on the planning for the report. (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech)