WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Congress would officially move forward in passing the much-anticipated United States, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). Following the announcement, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06), a member of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee and USMCA Republican Whip Team, released the following statement:
“We have been working for over a year to move this modernized trade agreement across the finish line. While bipartisan support for this agreement has been in place for many months, I am pleased to see Speaker Pelosi will finally allow this job creating agreement to come to the House Floor for a vote. Every day we delay this vote only costs us more American jobs, the ability to sell American products into neighboring countries, and a stronger economy.
Arizona knows the importance of cross-border trade, particularly with Mexico, our state’s largest trading partner. This agreement will ensure our manufacturers are being supported, our border is being provided much needed resources necessary to protect our environment, and will create over 228,300 jobs in our state.
This trade agreement is a win for all Americans, and I look forward to seeing this be implemented for all industries who have long looked to further their success in our booming economy.”