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STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON USMCA TRADE AGREEMENT (12/10/2019)

“Today, it appears the U.S. House of Representatives may soon forward on the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.  As Texas Agriculture Commissioner, President of the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) and participant in the Tri-National Accords, I have been a staunch supporter of the USMCA since before President Trump sent it to Congress for ratification over 15 months ago.  I am pleased that Congress may finally be close to finalizing the President’s agreement and bringing certainty to trade in North America.”

 

“Once USMCA is finally ratified by the Congress, it will be a huge win for America’s farmers and ranchers.  They need the certainty that freer markets and fair trade will bring for agricultural commodities. 

 

“This a great step forward for American agriculture, but let’s keep rolling.  I continue to call upon Congress to set aside differences and finish this agreement before this month is over. I cannot imagine a better Christmas gift for American farmers and ranchers, and the American economy.”

 

“Thank you again to President Trump, Secretary Perdue, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and all the folks who continue to work so hard to get this done.”