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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) issued the following statement as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially takes effect: 

"Today is the beginning of a new chapter of free, open trade with our nearest neighbors and closest economic allies. USMCA represents a win for Minnesota farmers, manufacturers and businesses that export over $7 billion in goods and services across our northern and southern borders.” said Emmer. “I thank United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the Trump Administration for their relentless work to update our trade agreements to level the playing field and foster greater economic growth with our trading partners. I was proud to attend the signing ceremony of this historic agreement and look forward to the benefits it will bring Minnesotans."

Congressman Emmer’s work to support USMCA included:

  • On January 29, 2020, Congressman Emmer attended the White House signing ceremony for  USMCA.
  • On December 19, 2019, Congressman Emmer wrote of the importance of this trade deal reaching the President’s desk, which you can read here
  • On December 19, 2019, Congressman Emmer voted in favor of USMCA in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • On November 13, 2019, Congressman Emmer called for passage of USMCA. You can watch his statement, 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 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 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 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 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 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.   

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