As a proud member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, I am committed to ensuring Arizona has access to free and fair trade, while also ensuring the United States’ trading relationships are kept a high priority. Expanding access to emerging markets is crucial for creating opportunities for U.S. manufacturers, farmers and service providers to sell more American-made goods and services around the world.
I am a strong supporter of free trade, and as a border state, Arizona understands the importance of strong trading relationships with its neighbors. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created a great step in the right direction for trade with our neighbors – but now it is time to pass the updated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that will grow our economy and further strengthen our relationship with neighbors Mexico and Canada.
In 2017 alone, Arizona exported $9.7 billion worth of goods to Canada and Mexico. This agreement will better serve Arizona businesses, manufacturers, famers, and other industries leading to incredible economic growth and freer markets. There are currently more than 228,000 jobs being supported by trade in Arizona. By passing this modernized trade agreement, this number will only grow further.
I am hopeful we will get this updated trade agreement passed soon, and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee to further strengthen the United States trading relationships with other nations.
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