House of Representatives Reaches Agreement on USMCA

December 10, 2019 - 3:04pm

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi say a bipartisan agreement has been reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Tuesday.


Supporters say USMCA improves American agricultural interests, especially those here in Nebraska.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse said he is pleased that an agreement has been reached.

“I am glad the House Democrats have finally stopped stonewalling, so we can let Nebraska keep feeding the world,” Sasse said.

The deal would preserve the minimal tariffs on items covered by NAFTA. For products not previously covered by the limited tariffs, such as eggs, poultry, and dairy, USMCA creates new market opportunities for exporting those products to Canada.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue voiced his support for the agreement, calling it a “big win” for American workers and the economy.

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