Trade

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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March 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Ways and Means Committee Member David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) led 99 of their Republican colleagues in a letter yesterday calling on U.S.

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January 17, 2020 In The News

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ): “One of my top priorities has been working to ensure the #USA has access to free and balanced trade relationships. The Phase One trade deal with China will benefit all American consumers and reflects the work @realDonaldTrump & @USTradeRep have done to further grow our economy.”

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06), a member of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, released a statement of support following President Donald Trump’s signing of the United States and China Phase One trade agreement:

“Working to ensure the United States has access to free and balanced trade relationships has been one of my top priorities while serving in Congress. This deal will benefit all American consumers and reflects the work this Administration has done to further grow our economy.

December 18, 2019 In The News
December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Rep. Ron Kind’s (D-WI) bipartisan resolution encouraging the Administration to participate with other World Trade Organization (WTO) members in reforming the Appellate Body to address longstanding concerns and get the Appellate Body in working order passed House Committee on Ways and Means. Schweikert and Kind  introduced the resolution earlier this month with a large contingent of Committee members. The resolution now moves onto consideration by the full House.

December 10, 2019 In The News

Congressman David Schweikert joins us to discuss the possibility of the USMCA trade agreement making it to Congress this year, as well as giving his reaction to today's impeachment news. 

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCToday, 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:

 

December 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), along with a bipartisan group of members from the House Committee on Ways and Means introduced a House resolution encouraging the Administration to participate with other World Trade Organization (WTO) members in reforming the Appellate Body to address longstanding concerns and get the Appellate Body in working order.

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-13) led a letter with 126 other bipartisan Members of Congress to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).