Trade Is A Job Creator, Not A Job Killer

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Congress will soon vote on the United States’ updated trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.

This much-needed update, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, will create jobs, open up new markets for U.S. businesses, and strengthen ties with two of America’s most important allies.

Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer are both smart legislators. They know the path to victory in 2020 runs through moderate districts. In the recent midterm elections, my party flipped 40 House seats in Republican strongholds like Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma by promising policies that tangibly improve the lives of middle-class Americans.

USMCA is one such policy. Public support for the trade agreement has increased significantly since U.S., Canadian, and Mexican leaders finalized it last year. A new survey found Americans favor ratification of USMCA by a 4-to-1 margin.

 

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