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NECA Supports Senate Passage of the USMCA

Jan 16, 2020

The NECA-supported United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), H.R. 5430, passed the Senate in a 89 to 10 vote, a month after passing the House by a vote of 385 to 41. 

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the agreement in the coming days. This bipartisan win is a major improvement from the NAFTA status quo.

On passage, NECA CEO David Long issued a statement that said, “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) marks a significant turning point in the exercising of fair trade and labor practices across North America. I congratulate President Trump on this significant accomplishment. For too long, the troublesome NAFTA agreement has inhibited the economic growth of the middle class and the industry NECA represents. USMCA will help incentivize over $68 billion in new economic activity and it includes some of the most robust worker protections of any trade agreement ever negotiated. The USMCA will allow our economy to continue on its upward trend and create more work for our contractors. This new agreement will not only allow our contractors to prosper with more opportunities, but it will also create better-paying jobs for our electricians, who are the most talented workers in America. I thank President Trump and his administration for this agreement.”

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