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Hartzler in the Press – Fox News: “The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a deal Congress should support”

September 9, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) published an opinion editorial in support of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), highlighting the positive impact the agreement will have for farmers across the United States. The agreement, which is currently going through legislative and parliamentary processes in both Mexico and Canada, will open up better access to markets for U.S. farmers, safeguard farmers from unfair pricing in international markets, and create 176,000 new American jobs.

“In my home state of Missouri, agriculture is our number one industry. The USMCA is a big win for our farmers and ranchers solidifying beneficial trade arrangements with Mexico and breaking down current trade barriers with Canada. Canada, for example, will allow more of our milk into their country and begin to fairly price our wheat exports,” Hartzler wrote in the op-ed.

“Increasing trade with our most important partners will bring millions in new revenue to rural America, creating more well-paying jobs for Missouri and our country.”

In the op-ed, Hartzler also urged her Democratic colleagues to work with her fellow House Republicans and with President Trump to get the agreement across the finish line, adding that any delays in the implementation of the agreement would hurt the economy.

“Both Mexico and Canada have already begun their agreement processes, with Mexico agreeing to the USMCA this summer and Canada introducing the agreement to its parliament. Delaying the USMCA directly hinders American jobs and economic growth right here at home,” Hartzler wrote.

The full op-ed can be found here. For further information, contact Danny Jativa in the Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-2876 or at danny.jativa@mail.house.gov.

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