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Aderholt Statement on USMCA Passage

December 19, 2019
Press Release

Washington — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted in favor of the USMCA agreement.


"I was proud to cast a vote in support of legislation to implement the upcoming USMCA Trade Agreement. This agreement has been a signature priority of the Trump administration, modernizing the 25-year-old NAFTA to make improvements supporting continued economic growth and American jobs. 


   “This agreement made significant improvements for the state of Alabama with important provisions benefitting the interests of workers, farmers, and businesses in the agriculture and automotive industries. 


    “Alabama is the nation’s second largest poultry producing state and I'm glad the Trump administration was able to secure language that will open Canadian markets for our poultry and egg producers. Auto provisions in the agreement will now require more goods and materials to be manufactured in the United States, and that’s good for Alabama workers.  Both of these provisions are tremendous news for the state of Alabama.


    “President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer have fulfilled their promise to rebalance and modernize our trading relationship with two of our largest trading partners and deliver a high-standard trade deal. I am proud to support this effort as I continue working with this administration to push for improved relationships with our trading partners and a stronger American economy."