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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) US President Donald Trump (C) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sign a new free trade agreement in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018, on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Mexico became the first nation to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal on Wednesday with little opposition within the Mexican Senate, reports Politico.

Details: The new North American free-trade agreement may not be in its final format as House Democrats demand changes to the deal regarding enforcement, labor, the environment and drug pricing, per Politico. Mexico must sign off on any future changes.

  • Some Democrats and labor unions are concerned that Mexico may be unable to fulfill the labor requirements.
  • Mexican officials hope passing the trade deal will alleviate trade tensions they've felt since President Trump took office, reports the Washington Post.

What's next: The ratification process moved quickly in Mexico, but is likely to face a slower procedure in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Trump wants Congress to pass the deal this summer, even though Democrats plan to fight for some major changes first, says Politico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet scheduled the ratification vote.
  • The trade deal has been introduced in Canada. If Trump and the Democrats reach an agreement, the Canadian parliament will likely hold a vote this summer, per the Post. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is supposed to meet with Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss USMCA.

Go deeper... Trump to Dems: Pass USMCA trade deal before infrastructure

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Rep. Rice demands Cuomo resign after third woman accuses him of misconduct

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a February news conference in New York City. Photo: Seth Wenig/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) on Monday evening called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign, after a third woman accused him of inappropriate behavior.

Driving the news: Anna Ruch told the New York Times Monday that Cuomo asked to kiss her at a New York City wedding reception in September 2019.

Scoop: Inside the GOP's plan to retake the House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House Republicans will reclaim their majority in 2022 by offering candidates who are women, minorities or veterans, a memo obtained by Axios says.

Why it matters: The document, drafted by a super PAC blessed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, names top Democrats to target — Jared Golden of Maine, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Ron Kind of Wisconsin — and the type of Republican candidates to beat them.

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Scoop: Trump talked out of early Ohio endorsement

Jane Timken at a 2017 Trump rally. Photo: Kyle Mazza/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Donald Trump had to be talked out of making an early endorsement in Ohio's 2022 U.S. Senate race, a sign of his eagerness to reengage politically, people familiar with the conversations tell Axios.

What we're hearing: The former president discussed endorsing former state GOP chair Jane Timken last week during a meeting at Mar-a-Lago with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, but top advisers — including Donald Trump Jr. — urged him to wait.