While last month`s withdrawal agreement between the European Union and Britain “looks very promising for Northern Ireland,” he notes that divisions in British politics are well under way ahead of the general election on 12 December. “The United States has played an important role in ending the unrest,” former MP Bruce Morrison and Jim Walsh wrote to all 435 members of the House of Representatives. “Twenty years later, the Good Friday Agreement is in jeopardy.” But U.S. spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said there was “no chance” that a trade deal between Britain and the United States would go through the U.S. Congress if Britain violated international agreements, undermining the Good Friday agreement. Nancy Pelosi, a spokeswoman for the U.S. House of Representatives, has issued a series of warnings from senior U.S. officials that the British government should not reverse the Brexit withdrawal agreement it signed with the European Union. If the UK violates its international agreements and Brexit undermines the Good Friday agreement, there will be absolutely no chance of a US-Britain trade deal going through Congress. The letter was signed by Democratic members of Congress Eliot Engel, Richard Neal and Bill Keating, who lead all U.S. House of Representatives committees, as well as Republican Congressman Peter King. While Trump`s support for a hard Brexit and his general disregard for liberal internationalism do not cause little concern for the peace process, it is not the majority opinion in Washington.
In October 2019, a resolution was tabled in the U.S. House of Representatives to reaffirm its support for the Good Friday Agreement. She was supported by Democratic Congressman Thomas Suozzi and Republican Congressman Peter King. In November 2019, Parliament voted unanimously in favour of the resolution. On Tuesday, four senior congressional officials also issued a similar warning that a trade deal between Britain and the US would be stalled if the UK did not retain the benefits of the Good Friday agreement. 600px wide That Irish-American leaders include MP Richard Neal, a long-time spokesman for Irish interests. He is chairman of the influential Ways and Means Committee in Congress, which will take into account all trade deals between the US and Britain after Brexit. He also recently reiterated his view that “any trade agreement between the United States and Great Britain must respect the Good Friday agreement.” During negotiations on the withdrawal agreement, some said that a hard border between NI and the Republic of Ireland would violate the Good Friday agreement. “quotes web|url-www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hres585 |title-H.Res. 585 (116.) |accessdate-December 9, 2020 |autor-116. Congress (2019) | September 24, 2019 |work-Legislation |publisher-GovTrack.us rate |-confirmation of support for the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements aimed at ensuring a lasting peace … GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a wide variety of government and non-governmental sources.
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