Congresswoman Gwen Moore Reacts to the Trump Administration’s Statement of Administration Action on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

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Washington D.C., May 30, 2019 | comments

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Reacts to the Trump Administration’s Statement of Administration Action on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

“My top priority is ensuring that the USMCA is a good deal for the American worker. I have long been concerned about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which cost many jobs in our country and did little for worker’s rights, protection, and security.  Wisconsin manufacturing was hit particularly hard by NAFTA. 

The fact that the Trump administration sent a draft statement of administrative action (SAA) to Congress today shows that this Administration wants to pressure Congress into rubberstamping the Administration’s agreement.  

I, along with my Democratic colleagues have sent letters to the Administration to express our concerns with respect to the agreement’s impact on labor standards, prescription drug costs, environmental protections, and enforcement mechanisms.

I still have these concerns and will not be pressured or rushed to approve the USMCA. Congress and the Administration must keep working together to meaningfully improve this agreement.  The terms of NAFTA’s replacement must remedy the flaws of NAFTA that Democrats foresaw over 25 years ago including by, among other things, providing tools to ensure that workers’ rights will be effectively protected and promoted throughout North America,” Congresswoman Gwen Moore said. 

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