As a proud member of the Ways and Means Committee, 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, Arizonans understand the importance of strong trade partnerships with its neighbors.
In 2020 alone, Arizona exported $8.9 billion worth of goods to Canada and Mexico, and there are more than 228,000 jobs being supported by trade in Arizona. The updated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which has now entered into force, will grow our economy and further strengthen our relationship with neighbors Mexico and Canada. Increased trade with our neighbors will better serve Arizona businesses, manufacturers, farmers, and other industries leading to incredible economic growth and freer markets.
The United States should continue to negotiate strong trade agreements with partner countries like the United Kingdom, Japan, the European Union. Reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a top priority of mine. It is important that the United States remain an active and committed member of the WTO, while working with our allies to ensure the WTO system is more efficient and transparent.
I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee to further strengthen the United States’ trading relationships.