LANSING, Mich., January 16, 2020 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the passage of the United States-Mexico-Cananda Agreement (USMCA). The NAFTA replacement is projected to add 176,000 jobs and $68.2 billion into the United States economy, much of which will be concentrated in the state of Michigan.
All six of Michigan's Republican Congressional Delegation Members voted in support of the USMCA, and it will now be sent to the president's desk to be signed into law, over a year after it was introduced to Congress.
"Today's passage of the USMCA is a tremendous victory for Michigan's farmers, manufacturers and workers who were being left behind by NAFTA's outdated terms. Thank you to President Trump and Vice President Pence for keeping yet another 2016 campaign promise, and to our Republican Congressional Delegation for ushering this renewed deal through Congress. Hardworking Michiganders can breathe a sigh of relief that they will no longer be taken advantage of by unfair trade deals."