WASHINGTON 

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new North American trade deal Thursday.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, cleared the House with bipartisan support in an overwhelming 385-41 vote.

Thirty-eight Democrats, two Republicans and independent Rep. Justin Amash voted against the deal.

The USMCA was proposed over a year ago as a replacement to the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which eliminated trade barriers between the three countries.

President Donald Trump said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempted to take credit for the new deal, maintaining that the deal is “great”.

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