Gallagher Statement on House Passage of USMCA

December 20, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today issued the following statement after the House passed the USMCA in overwhelming bipartisan fashion by a vote of 385 to 41.

In an increasingly global economy, strong trade agreements are vital to Wisconsin farms and businesses. This agreement will be a substantial improvement over the status quo, and stands to support thousands of Wisconsin jobs, expand market access to Canadian and Mexican markets, particularly for our dairy farmers, and provide another jolt to an already strong economy.

For more than a year, Speaker Pelosi played political games with this agreement at the expense of hardworking Americans. This vote is long overdue, but I’m glad to see my colleagues come together to bring the USMCA one step closer to a reality.

Click here to watch Rep. Gallagher discuss one of the key victories negotiated in the USMCA.

Background:

In 2017, Wisconsin exported approximately $10.9 billion in goods and services to Canada and Mexico. Trade between the three countries supports over 230,000 jobs in Wisconsin.

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