WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to call for the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Almost one year after President Trump signed the USMCA, McSally reminded Congress that this trade deal is critical for jobs in Arizona and across the country.
“Simply put, USMCA is a win for Arizona. Trade with Mexico and Canada is key to Arizona jobs and opportunities,” said Sen. McSally. “Almost 50 percent of all Arizona exports go to Mexico and Canada, and more than 228,000 Arizona jobs rely on this trade. In 2018, Arizona and Mexico engaged in $16.6 billion worth of cross-border commerce.
“Earlier this month, Speaker Pelosi said about USMCA that her Democratic caucus in the House was ‘on a path to yes.’ With less than two dozen legislative days remaining in 2019, I sure hope that’s true and I would encourage them to get to ‘yes’ now. The USMCA is good for our country and too much time has passed without any House action. During these divided times, this is a proposal that should bring both sides of the aisle together.”