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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood Statement on USMCA Taking Effect

July 1, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) released the following statement today marking the United States Mexico and Canada (USMCA) Agreement entry into force:

“USMCA is a win for Illinois and today is an important step for the economic future of our farmers, manufacturers, and workers. Forty percent of the products we grow in Illinois go to Mexico or Canada, and this trade pact will strengthen that vital relationship and provide needed certainty for our producers. The new USMCA will level the playing field for Illinois, open opportunities for American goods and services, and increase paychecks for our workers—which is critical for our COVID-19 recovery.

“Since the day this agreement was announced, I have been working with my Ways and Means Committee colleagues to get to this point. I applaud President Donald Trump and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for their efforts to modernize NAFTA into the 21st-century. As this agreement takes effect, I will continue to work with my colleagues and the Administration to ensure Mexico and Canada live up to their commitments in USMCA.”

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