On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 to send to the full chamber a bill implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) recently stated his desire to get the agreement to a full vote in the next several days, before Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate, which could delay a USMCA vote for weeks.  

Senator Grassley stated, “The minute those articles come over, that takes precedence under the rules and under the Constitution.”  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) had said last month that the Senate would not take up the USMCA until after an impeachment vote, but that was before the Speaker announced she was withholding the articles.