The USMCA Supports American Jobs
Author: Andy Koenig
After years of economic stagnation, America’s economy is once again thriving, and workers are enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in half a century. Today, more Americans are working and able to find high-quality, high-paying jobs. Our nation’s manufacturing sector is back in business as jobs and investments are flowing into the United States from overseas. However, all of this is could be in jeopardy if Congress does not act, and act fast, to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Currently, over 12 million American jobs rely on trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The USMCA will support these jobs, and it will serve as a force for job creation. According to the International Trade Commission, the USMCA will create 176,000 new American jobs. These are quality jobs that will help many achieve their own American Dream. The agreement will also add $68 billion to the U.S. economy.
Whether you’re a California almond grower, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, a Detroit auto worker, a truck driver, or working on an oil rig in the Gulf, the USMCA is a good deal for America’s workers. Additionally, the USMCA includes first-of-its-kind protections for small businesses, to protecting American job creators of all sizes.
The USMCA will hold all three nations in this deal — the U.S., Mexico, and Canada — accountable to fair trade practices and provides a level playing field that will result in more jobs across a number of industries. The agreement can also be renegotiated every six years to adapt to the constantly changing world economy, ensuring the USMCA stays the best deal for American workers.
But as Congress continues to stall, the American people are the ones who will inevitably suffer.
Now is the time for Congress to act and protect the American dream for the millions of people who rely on free and fair trade with Canada and Mexico.