Deutch Statement on House Passage of USMCA with Improvements by House Democrats
Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) voted in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which included significant improvements negotiated by House Democrats to strengthen the deal for American workers.
Upon passage of the USMCA trade agreement, Congressman Deutch issued this statement:
"The American people voted for a Democratic majority in the House to fight for their best interests. Democrats negotiated a stronger USMCA trade agreement by securing labor protections for American workers, ensuring environmental protections by establishing environment-focused monitors, and eliminating provisions that would unfairly lock in high prescription drug costs for American families.
"While the USMCA is far from perfect, the goal of any trade agreement should be to create good-paying American jobs with strong protections for American workers, lower prices for American consumers, and contribute to local communities and our national economy. International trade is a particularly important part of our local economy in South Florida due to our major ports, three international airports, and a vibrant business community engaged every day with the world.
"Because of the improvements negotiated by House Democrats, I voted for the USMCA trade deal for the benefits it can have for consumers, workers, and businesses in our South Florida community."