WASHINGTON (February 21) — Today, the “Pass USMCA Coalition,” an alliance advocating for the swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, welcomed 10-term former Congressman Joe Crowley as an honorary co-chairman. Crowley, a New Yorker who served as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, made the announcement at an event on USMCA ratification hosted by the Canadian American Business Council.
“I’m excited to join the Pass USMCA Coalition,” Crowley said. “USMCA is a landmark trade victory for America’s workers. My former colleagues should take action to ratify the agreement quickly.”
Crowley joins Gary Locke, a former ambassador to China, secretary of commerce, and governor of Washington; and Rick Dearborn, who has served two U.S. presidents and six U.S. senators, in leading the Coalition.
“I’m thrilled to have Joe Crowley join me as an honorary co-chairman,” Locke said. “Joe has spent his career fighting for American workers. USMCA will no doubt boost wages and job prospects for all Americans.”
“Joe’s understanding of Congress will help us get USMCA across the finish line,” said Rick Dearborn, Pass USMCA’s executive director. “The new trade pact will help launch America into a new era of economic prosperity.”
About Pass USMCA: Pass USMCA Coalition is a group of trade associations and businesses advocating for the swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement. The provisions outlined in USMCA will defend American jobs, cultivate innovation, and encourage business development, spurring growth for local, state, and national economies.