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Ferguson on USMCA Agreement

Washington, December 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) released the following statement following the announcement the House will vote on the United-States-Canada-Mexico-Agreement:

“After the Democrat majority held off a floor vote for months while playing politics, the American people will finally see the benefits of the USMCA trade agreement. As a member of the committee that handles trade – the House Ways and Means Committee – it has been an honor to work with Ranking Member Kevin Brady and other Committee members to support the efforts of President Trump and the administration to renegotiate NAFTA. This is clearly a better deal for American businesses and workers. 

This agreement will level the global playing field for American businesses and implement policies that will build upon the growing successes we have seen from tax reform and deregulation. By opening new markets for the United States to sell more American products abroad, the outlook for our manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, tech workers, small businesses, and American consumers is once again positive.

After years of sluggish recovery, our economy is booming again and growing 50 percent faster than projected. America is once again the most competitive place in the world to do business and thanks to the hard work of President Trump, the USMCA will help continue that growth. I was proud to be the conservative voice in the room at the White House to emphasize the trade priorities of my neighbors in the Third District, and again in Ottawa with Ways and Means Committee members to voice the importance of this trade agreement.

As Chief Deputy Whip, I will have the honor of working alongside Republican Whip Steve Scalise to deliver a big vote in support of President Trump’s trade deal.”

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