(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will update the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
LaMalfa said: “I was happy to vote for the passage of USMCA as it is an important step in updating our trade deal with Mexico and Canada. This will help farmers and producers across Northern California by reducing trade barriers and expanding export opportunities for American products. Mexico and Canada are two of our largest trading partners, so keeping a free trade agreement in place with them that ensures a level playing field for American products is vital. It is a shame that it took Democrat leadership this long to bring USMCA to a vote in the House because they were focusing on partisan impeachment rather than concentrating on passing legislation that would have a positive impact on the economy and help the American people.”
- 384 days since agreement was signed by President Trump
- 180,000 jobs to be made
- $70 billion increase to our GDP
- $20 billion more exports to Mexico
- $15 billion more exports to Canada
California exported $48.5 billion in goods to Canada and Mexico in 2018
- Mexico: $30.7 billion
- Canada: $17.8 billion
Of this $3.1 billion was in Agricultural products, $2.8 billion in Processes Food, and $13.7 billion in Computer and Electronic Products
USMCA will increase U.S. agricultural exports to the world by $2.2 billion
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.
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