A “resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to speedily approve the recently negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)” was passed by a House voice vote on Wednesday, 5/1/19.
A “resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to speedily approve the recently negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)” was passed by a House voice vote on Wednesday, 5/1/19. The resolution, HR 81 (Representative Farrington, R-Utica), came one week after MMA co-hosted a panel discussion on the USMCA which featured Vice President Mike Pence and representatives of six leading manufacturers:
- General Motors
- Magna International
- Dana Inc.
- Tag Holdings
“We appreciate Representative Farrington’s leadership on supporting this important action to ensure free trade and strengthen the United States’ trade relationships with Mexico and Canada,” said Mike Johnston, MMA vice president of government affairs. “We are strong supporters of the USMCA, because Canada and Mexico purchase more than $34 billion in manufactured goods from Michigan — that’s more than the rest of the world combined.”
In a tweet following his remarks, Vice President Pence said that the USMCA “will impact more than 2 million American manufacturing jobs that depend on exports to Canada and Mexico. It’s vital because the USMCA will finally give workers the level playing field that we need to compete and win on a global stage.”
For more information on the USMCA and the continued competitiveness of Michigan manufacturing, contact MMA’s Mike Johnston, at 517-487-8554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.