I spoke with Connell McShane about how the new USMCA will benefit workers, farmers, and businesses in the United States and why Georgia farmers need disaster relief.
Congress should be quick to approve this deal, so America can see the economic benefits of USMCA
As chief executives of our states, we urge Congress to pass the USMCA quickly so American workers can begin reaping the benefits of improved trade with our North American neighbors. Passing the agreement quickly will give our small and large businesses the stability and predictability they need to expand, invest, and create more jobs.
Chapter by chapter, verse by verse, USMCA improves virtually every component of NAFTA and Georgia’s agriculture industry stands to gain significantly. It’s important to note we didn’t get all the improvements we wanted for seasonal fruits and vegetables. While we were hopeful we could make progress in the renewed NAFTA, USMCA isn’t a step backward. The University of Georgia (UGA) study assumed we lost ground, but the facts are it wasn’t ground we had to begin with. Since the inception of NAFTA more than 20 years ago, agricultural trade between our three countries has boomed. U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico increased by about 300% and our imports increased by almost 500%, benefiting producers and consumers on both sides of our borders.
It’s been almost a year since @realDonaldTrump signed the USMCA, but Speaker Pelosi still won’t schedule a vote. We must pass the #USMCANow to create more jobs, boost wages and further grow the economy.
The #USMCA is a bipartisan win for American manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses. Instead of pursuing a partisan impeachment, @SpeakerPelosi should be working on behalf of the American people to pass #USMCANow.