Over a Year Later, USMCA Finally Passes House
It's been over a year since President Donald Trump first brokered the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, but now the measure has finally passed the Democrat controlled US House of Representatives.
Both Montana Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and Congressman Greg Gianforte hailed passage of the agreement in the House, which has strong support from farm and ranch groups in Montana.
After relentless pressure from President Trump for over a year, I’m pleased to see the House pass a critical trade deal for Montana ag. I look forward to voting for this trade deal out of the U.S. Senate that will help Montana’s farmers, ranchers, manufacturers and business owners.
Rep. Gianforte voted in support of the USMCA, and called out Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for delaying the measure for so long:
USMCA is a win for Montana and America. The trade deal secures access to our top trading partners, creates 176,000 new American jobs, and increases ag exports by more than 2 billion dollars. USMCA will build upon our already strong national economy.
It took more than a year for Nancy Pelosi to act on this critical trade deal, leaving Montana farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and business owners waiting. By putting her partisan impeachment sham ahead of a deal with America’s top trading partners, she revealed her misplaced priorities. I’m grateful to Speaker Pelosi for finally stepping up and doing her job.
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) has previously downplayed the importance of the USMCA.
Meanwhile, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) is calling on the Senate to move forward with the USMCA if Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decides to hold on to the impeachment charges instead of sending it to the Senate: