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Newhouse Joins President Trump at USMCA Signing Ceremony

January 29, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after joining President Trump at the White House signing ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“For more than a year, I have heard loud and clear from my constituents: Pass the USMCA,” said Rep. Newhouse.  “The signing of this agreement today signifies President Trump’s kept promise to the American people: bringing NAFTA into the 21st Century and negotiating an agreement that benefits the United States. This historic trade agreement will create jobs and expand access for U.S. industries with two of our most important trading partners. It was an honor to attend the signing ceremony on behalf of the farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers in Central Washington who will benefit from the USMCA.”

 

Background:

Click here to see how the USMCA will benefit Washington state.

  • Washington is the most trade-reliant state in the nation, with 40% of the state’s jobs tied to international trade.
  • In 2018, Washington state’s exports to Canada and Mexico totaled $11.5 billion, which includes $1.54 billion of agriculture products.
  • There are 17,763 jobs in Washington that depend on manufacturing exports to Canada and Mexico.

Over the past year, Rep. Newhouse has strongly advocated for the approval of the USMCA. He has penned several opinion pieces in support of the trade agreement, specifically targeting benefits to Washington state’s agriculture industry:

The Wenatchee World: Washington State needs the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (May 15, 2019)

Crosscut: Trump’s trade deal is good for WA farmers. Here’s why (June 14, 2019)

The Grand Coulee Star: Hardworking farmers deserve a strong trade agreement (August 21, 2019)

The Hill: From state agriculture departments to Congress: Our farmers need the USMCA (October 17, 2019)

 

 

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