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Speaker Vos Joins Legislative Leaders’ Call for USMCA Vote

December 10, 2019     

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) joined legislative leaders from 15 states in urging Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Twenty-six state legislators sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer calling on them to ratify the agreement immediately. The letter is signed by a leader or member from every state legislature that approved a resolution in favor of USCMA.

“Legislative leaders from across our country agree that Congress must act on the trade deal,” said Speaker Vos. “The economic future of our states depends on our closest trade partners and politics shouldn’t get in the way of progress.”

The letter acknowledges the USMCA’s importance to workers, small businesses and statewide economies. Legislators from the following states signed on to the letter to Congressional leaders:  Ohio, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

The Assembly approved a resolution in May that stated the USMCA would strengthen the relationships with Mexico and Canada and expand opportunities for Wisconsin exporters.  Last month, Assembly Republicans sent a letter to Governor Tony Evers, asking him to join them in publicly expressing support for the new trade agreement.