WASHINGTON (May 8) — Today, the Pass USMCA Coalition sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to swiftly ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
“Twelve million Americans have jobs that depend on trade with Canada and Mexico,” said Pass USMCA Honorary Co-Chairman Gary Locke. “These workers are eager to see lawmakers ratify the new trade pact, as they know it will positively shape the global economy for decades to come.”
The letter notes that the Pass USMCA Coalition stands ready to work with members and their offices to ensure swift ratification of the deal as negotiated and signed by all three countries.
“America already exports over $600 billion in goods and services to Canada and Mexico each year,” said Pass USMCA Honorary Co-Chairman Joe Crowley. “The new agreement is a win for workers and the overall economy.”
“The new trade pact ushers North American trade into the 21st century,” echoed Pass USMCA Honorary Co-Chairman Erik Paulsen. “It will increase exports, raise wages, and accelerate innovation.”
“Our coalition stands ready to work with Congress and the administration to take this landmark agreement over the finish line,” said Rick Dearborn, executive director of the Pass USMCA Coalition. “USMCA puts American workers, farmers, and manufacturers back on top. It’s time for Congress to move forward with the deal.”
About Pass USMCA: The 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.
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