July 28, 2019. The time has come for Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to ensure the prosperity of our nation and bolster economic growth by ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
It is imperative the United States work with our North American trading partners to shape the future of global trade and provide a platform of modernization that will encourage fair market access, stronger workforce enforcement, improved environmental protections and the ability to further innovate under a collaborative agreement designed for the 21st century.
We cannot, as a nation, fully realize our global trade potential and unleash America’s economic strength under an outdated trade policy that was formed 25 years ago. Our businesses, workers, manufacturers, farmers, ranchers and consumers are relying on Congress to set the course of action that will further boost economic growth and support millions of jobs across every state in the union.
Texas serves as a prime example in understanding the magnitude of adopting modern trade policies. Not only is Texas the 10th largest economy in the world and a global trade powerhouse, our state is also the nation’s No. 1 exporter, accounting for almost 20 percent of the nation’s trade, with 45 percent of our exports going to Mexico and Canada.
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