Hurd Applauds Historic USMCA Passage

December 19, 2019
Press Release
‘This landmark trade deal makes sure that we continue our important trilateral relationship built from NAFTA into the 21st Century and beyond.’

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) proudly supported the House passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Rep. Hurd served as a member of the Republican Whip Team to ensure support for this landmark trade deal and has been a tireless advocate for free trade with Mexico and Canada throughout his time in Congress.

Rep. Hurd spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to support USMCA and issued the following statement after the vote:

“Free trade with Mexico and Canada impacts just about every aspect of our lives, from the food on our tables and the clothes on our backs to the fuel in our cars. The United States, Mexico and Canada build things together, and this landmark trade deal makes sure that we continue our important trilateral relationship built from NAFTA into the 21st Century and beyond.

“We also live in a world where our nation’s military and economic dominance is no longer guaranteed, and the USMCA is vital for us to maintain our quality of life as we know it. This trade agreement will allow continued economic prosperity and North American competitiveness as China tries to replace the United States as the most important economy in the world. The USMCA also helps us continue to lead the way in advanced technology by modernizing NAFTA to account for technological change over the last quarter century.

“While today’s passage is a huge win for American workers, we must make sure that we are not at this same position 25 years from now. The technological change in the next quarter century will make the changes over the last quarter century insignificant, and we need our friends in Mexico and Canada in order to be prepared for this global disruption.”

Among other benefits, the USMCA will provide:

  • Estimated investments of over $68 billion in new economic activity;
  • 176,000 new jobs in America;
  • Estimated investment of $34 billion in new auto plants; and,
  • 76,000 new American automotive sector jobs.