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Top White House Officials & Congressional Leaders Praise The USMCA

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: “The US-Mexico-Canada Deal Will Open Markets And Create Economic Opportunities For Workers And Businesses Across North America.  Modernizing This Agreement Rebalances Our Important Trade Partnerships And Will Boost Economic Growth For Our Three Nations.” (Twitter, 10/1/18)

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow: “The President Has Basically Delivered On Another Promise … I Think We Made A Good Deal In Everybody’s Interests, And That’s Why It’s Succeeding.” (“Larry Kudlow: USMCA A Good Deal In Everybody’s Interest,” Fox News, 10/2/18)

White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro: “Well, [President Trump] Didn’t Just Check A Box.  He Checked A Walmart Big Box Of All Boxes.  I Mean, This [US-Mexico-Canada Deal] Is A Major Achievement.” (Rachel Martin, “NAFTA Replacement Is A ‘Major Achievement’ Navarro Says,” NPR, 10/2/18)

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan: “The United States Benefits When All Three Countries Are Held To The High Standards Laid Out In Trade Promotion Authority.  That’s Why I’m Pleased That The Trump Administration Succeeded In Bringing Canada Into The Fold To Reach A Trilateral Agreement.” (Speaker Paul Ryan, “Statement On Trade Agreement With Mexico, Canada,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “There Was A Lot Of Relief That At Least In This Hemisphere With The Mexicans And The Canadians We Seem To Have Reached A Settlement.” (Jenny Leonard, “McConnell Rules Out Vote On New Nafta Trade Deal Before 2019,” Bloomberg, 10/16/18)

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts: “I’m Pleased To See The U.S., Canada And Mexico Have Successfully Delivered A Renegotiated NAFTA For Consideration, And I Am Eager To Review The Details.  Since 1994, When The Original NAFTA Went Into Force, The Value Of U.S. Agricultural Exports To Canada Has Increased By 271 Percent And To Mexico By 305 Percent.  That Is No Small Impact On Rural America, As Well As The American Economy.” (U.S. Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, “Chairman Roberts’ Statement On NAFTA Renegotiation,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch: “I Am Pleased That The Trump Administration Was Able To Strike A Deal To Modernize NAFTA With Both Mexico And Canada.  NAFTA Is A Proven Success For The United States, Supporting More Than 2 Million American Manufacturing Jobs And Boosting Agricultural Exports To Canada And Mexico By 350 Percent.  Maintaining A Trilateral North American Deal Is An Important Prerequisite To Preserving And Extending Those Gains And The Trump Administration Has Achieved That Goal.” (U.S. Senate Committee On Finance, “Hatch Statement On NAFTA Deal With Canada And Mexico,” Press Release, 9/30/18)

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway: “President Trump Promised To Deliver A Modernized NAFTA Agreement That Was Better For America’s Farmers, Ranchers, Businesses And Workers – And I’m Hopeful This Newly Announced Agreement Will Do Just That.” (U.S. House Committee On Agriculture, “Conaway Praises Initial USMCA Prospects For Production Agriculture,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady: “This Important And Welcome Announcement That The United States, Mexico And Canada Have Reached A Trilateral Agreement To Update And Modernize NAFTA For The 21st Century Can Be A Big Win For America’s Workers, Farmers And Ranchers.” (U.S. House Ways & Means Committee, “Brady Statement On New US-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

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