Stauber Joins President Trump at White House for Signing of the USMCA Agreement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) joined many of his colleagues at the White House as the President signed the historic U.S. – Mexico – Canada (USMCA) trade agreement into law. Stauber made the following statement after the signing.
“By signing the USMCA trade agreement this afternoon, the President officially ushered in a new era of economic prosperity for Minnesotans. A great portion of Minnesota’s economy is dependent on trade with Canada and Mexico, so I have supported this modernized trade deal since it was first negotiated over a year ago by the President and proudly voted to pass it through the House back in December.
“The USMCA will level the playing field for our workers, expand markets, generate $68 billion in economic in growth, and create 176,000 new jobs- with thousands of those jobs coming to Minnesota. It was an honor to be present for this historic moment, and I look forward to seeing farmers, workers, and families across my district benefit from this 21st century trade deal for years to come.”
Minnesota exported over $7 billion in goods to Canada and Mexico in 2018, making these two countries vital trading partners.
In December 2019, the House passed the USMCA trade agreement with Stauber’s support.