Gianforte Urges House Action on Trade Deal With Mexico and Canada
On Wednesday, Congressman Greg Gianforte took to the House floor to urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to work with the White House to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
“Nearly one year ago, the United States, Mexico and Canada concluded their negotiations and released the full text of a trade agreement, but I stand here today and the trade deal with our top trading partners is stalled,” Gianforte said. “The speaker objected to the trade deal. Those objections were addressed and yet the American people are still waiting.”
According to Gianforte, the USMCA will benefit the United States and Montana.
“The USMCA will create 176,000 new American jobs,” Gianforte said. “It will secure open access to markets in Mexico and Canada, markets critical to Montana farmers and ranchers,” Gianforte said. “Ratifying the USMCA should be a priority for this Congress, not feeding impeachment fever.”
On September 30, 2018, the U.S., Mexico and Canada concluded negotiations and announced the agreement. Three months ago, Mexico approved the deal.