Meuser Statement on House Passage of the USMCA

December 19, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) issued the statement below following House passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“America continues to thrive under President Trump’s successful policies. Today’s House passage of the USMCA is a historic trade deal for our country, and a big win for workers, farmers, and manufacturers in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

“The agreement will continue to drive growth by adding $68 billion to the U.S. economy and creating 176,000 jobs across the country. Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 470,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone, and more than 42,000 jobs in Pennsylvania depend on manufacturing exports to these countries. Canada and Mexico are also some of the most important markets for Pennsylvania’s agricultural exports. This deal will create a more balanced trade relationship with our North American partners and improve market access for our producers and processors – especially for our dairy and poultry farmers.

“The President’s negotiation of this critical deal will establish free, fair, and reciprocal trade for our nation and allow for the high-quality foods and products that come from Pennsylvania’s Ninth District to be enjoyed worldwide.

“I look forward to the job creation and economic opportunity it will produce for our country, which will only continue to prosper.”