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Congressman Paul Mitchell Votes Yes on USMCA

December 19, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon after voting yes on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementation legislation:

“Our trade relationship with Mexico and Canada is vital to Michigan workers and businesses, as well as families and farmers across the country. This updated agreement is a victory for all Americans and demonstrates what can be accomplished when Democrats and Republicans put partisan politics aside and work together for the American people.

 

In my home state of Michigan, thousands of jobs are supported by agriculture, and the USMCA will ensure greater market access for exports important to Michigan farmers. Michiganders also know the importance of manufacturing jobs in our state, especially in the automotive sector, and the USMCA will support these industries by requiring new labor standards across North America.

 

For far too long American workers have suffered from NAFTA’s outdated policies and the USMCA is a massive improvement over NAFTA in every way. I applaud Ambassador Lighthizer and all his deputies at the USTR for their hard work on seeing this trade agreement through, and I proudly voted yes.”

 

Congressman Mitchell spoke on the House floor during debate on the USMCA. To view his remarks, click here or above