WASHINGTON DC (December 10, 2019) — Representative Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after a deal was reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
“I am pleased that the negotiators have come to an agreement on a new trade deal between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Throughout this process, I have fought the offshoring of Iowa jobs and have been closely monitoring the negotiations to ensure Iowa’s workers, farmers, and manufacturing companies are protected. In the end, this agreement contains many components that I have said must be included, such as robust enforcement mechanisms, strong rights for workers, high standards for the environment, and preserving Congress’s power to improve access to affordable prescriptions. The President’s Twitter Trade War has harmed farmers and manufactures, and I’m hopeful this agreement will finally provide them with the certainty they need. Now, it is critical that these provisions be accurately reflected in the final text and that Iowa’s working families will be the ones benefitting from this deal."