Armstrong says Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may be holding back a vote on a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada because “she does not want to give the White House a win.” Such a deal, Armstrong says, would be beneficial not only for the nation’s economy but would also strengthen America’s negotiating position with China.
Also a loophole in last year’s Measure 1 means lobbyists can sit on the newly-created ethics commission, even though the measure sought to explicitly ban such a thing.
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