January 16, 2020
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) commended Senate-passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal, which is now headed to the president’s desk.
Under USMCA, U.S. agriculture exports are estimated to increase by $2.2 billion.
Following Are Blunt’s Remarks:
“For the last year, the question I’ve been asked the most in Missouri is, ‘when will Congress vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement?’ Well, I’m very glad to tell you that I just voted to pass USMCA and to send it to the president’s desk.
“This is a big win for farmers, and ranchers, and workers across our state.
“Right now, our economy is stronger than it’s been in 50 years thanks in large part to having the right tax policy and the right regulatory policies in place. With today’s vote and other trade agreements the president has secured, we’ve also got better trade policy.
“USMCA will keep the momentum going to support new jobs, to expand markets, and to boost economic growth.
“As a global ag leader, we’re one of the states that stands to gain the most by this new agreement with our two largest trading partners.
“This is a great day for Missouri farm families and I’ll continue working with the president to make sure we’re positioned to take advantage of all the opportunities ahead of us in the new ag world.”