Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) applauded Senate passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), issuing the following statement:
“I am pleased to see the Senate’s swift action to pass the USMCA after months of delay in the House by Democratic leadership. This agreement will bring farmers, producers, and manufacturers an abundance of opportunities and improved access to critical markets," said Emmer.
Emmer added, "I was proud to vote in favor of USMCA when it passed through the House in December. This modernized trade deal will benefit numerous sectors of Minnesota’s economy, including the elimination of Canada’s Class 7 dairy pricing scheme for our dairy farmers, and improved regulatory guidelines for our medical device community. Today’s Senate vote means Minnesotans are now one step closer to reaping the benefits of this newly negotiated agreement."
Emmer concluded, "I applaud the Administration’s diligence in moving this agreement forward and securing a key victory for the American consumer, farmer and business.”
Congressman Emmer’s work to support USMCA includes:
On April 26, 2017, Congressman Emmer sent a letter to President Trump thanking him for his acknowledgment of Canada's protectionist dairy policies, which were addressed in USMCA. You can read the letter here.
On July 18, 2017, Congressman Emmer sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer outlining the benefits USMCA would have for digital trade. You can read the letter here.
On March 20, 2018, Congressman Emmer sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer asking for the continuation of investor protections that existed in NAFTA to remain in USMCA. You can read the letter here.
On March 28, 2018, Congressman Emmer joined members of his conference to send a letter to President Trump highlighting the benefits of USMCA. You can read the letter here.
On April 24, 2018, Congressman Emmer sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer requesting USMCA eliminate Canada's Class 7 dairy program. You can read the letter here.
On June 6, 2019, Congressman Emmer joined Minnesota Representatives Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber in sending a letter to President Trump and Speaker Pelosi calling for immediate consideration of USMCA. You can read the letter here.
On November 13, 2019, Congressman Emmer called for passage of USMCA. You can watch his statement, here.
On December 19, 2019, Congressman Emmer voted in favor of USMCA in the U.S. House of Representatives.
On December 19, 2019, Congressman Emmer wrote of the importance of this trade deal reaching the President's desk, which you can read here.