Moolenaar Welcomes Senate Support for USMCA

January 16, 2020
Press Release

Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, 89-10. The agreement previously passed the House in December and now goes to President Trump for his signature.

The agreement is a massive victory for the president who worked with the leaders of Mexico and Canada to sign the new trade agreement in November of 2018. After the signing of the agreement, it was then slowed for more than a year while Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delayed a vote in the House from happening.

Congressman John Moolenaar voted for USMCA last month when it passed the House, and he welcomed the Senate’s passage of the trade agreement today:

“This new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada levels the playing field for Michigan workers and opens new markets for Michigan farmers, including Canada’s dairy market. Manufacturing will also benefit, and hardworking men and women will see more demand for the Michigan-made products they make every day. President Trump promised a new, fairer agreement for our country and he has delivered. I welcome the Senate's bipartisan support for this historic new agreement."