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As lawmakers reconvene in Washington, DC this week, central Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis says their number one priority should be approving the NAFTA agreement.

Congressman Davis says Mexico has ratified the agreement and Canada is expected to soon and believes the longer Speaker Pelosi waits to call the agreement for a vote, the more leverage they give to China.

Congressman Davis believes passage of USMCA opens up opportunities with agreements from a host of other countries, in turn, putting more pressure on China.

Davis calls the ongoing impeachment efforts of Congress a waste of taxpayer dollars and in a weekend statement says, quote - “Congress has a long to-do-list that requires negotiations between both parties—negotiations that become impossible when one side is consumed with impeachment. President Trump has been in office for nearly three years now, it’s time to move on from the 2016 election."