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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Big Win for Texas

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM by Jen Stamps

Texas Municipal League
For Immediate Release

January 29, 2020


United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Big Win for Texas

On Wednesday, January 29, President Donald Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Texas Municipal League (TML) President Eddie Daffern, Mayor of the City of Staples, was present for the historic signing at the White House. 

The Texas Municipal League endorsed the passage of the new trade agreement, which was approved by both chambers of Congress with unprecedented bipartisan support, 89-10 in the Senate and 385-41 in the House.  The agreement will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) fulfilling a core promise the President made to the American people. USMCA, which the President successfully negotiated over a year ago, rebalances trade between the three countries and will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America.

“USMCA will better serve the interests of our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses, and level the playing field for U.S. and Texas companies in global markets,” said Daffern.

“Whether it is computer and electronic products, transportation equipment, chemicals, or oil and gas, every city in Texas has a stake in promoting foreign trade,” Daffern continued. “The USMCA will ensure higher standards, allow our companies to be more competitive, and create more jobs for Texans.”

You can find the text of the new agreement here.

The Texas Municipal League is a voluntary, non-profit association of 1,161 member cities founded in 1913 to help city leaders better serve Texans who live in cities.