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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood Votes to Send USMCA to the House Floor for Full Consideration

December 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) today voted in favor of the United States Mexico and Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) during the House Ways and Means Committee’s full mark-up on the implementing legislation for the trade agreement. The trade pact passed unanimously out of the full Committee.

“Today is a significant step for Illinois farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses, and, after months of delay, I am pleased that USMCA will finally come to House floor for a vote,” said Rep. LaHood. “As a member of the Ways and Means Committee and USMCA Whip Team, I’ve been proud to work alongside President Donald Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Ligthizer to modernize Illinois’ most important trading relationship. I look forward to delivering a win for Illinois and our country with passage of the USMCA by the full House of Representatives this week.”

Rep. LaHood’s comments during the full Committee mark-up can be viewed here.