Stauber attends White House signing of USMCA trade agreement

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber

Congressman Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, joined many of his colleagues at the White House Wednesday, Jan. 29, as President Donald trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement into law.

“By signing the USMCA trade agreement this afternoon, the president officially ushered in a new era of economic prosperity for Minnesotans,” Stauber stated in a news release. “A great portion of Minnesota’s economy is dependent on trade with Canada and Mexico, so I have supported this modernized trade deal since it was first negotiated over a year ago by the President and proudly voted to pass it through the House back in December.

“The USMCA will level the playing field for our workers, expand markets, generate $68 billion in economic growth, and create 176,000 new jobs — with thousands of those jobs coming to Minnesota,” Stauber stated in the release. “It was an honor to be present for this historic moment, and I look forward to seeing farmers, workers, and families across my district benefit from this 21st century trade deal for years to come.”

According to the release, Minnesota exported over $7 billion in goods to Canada and Mexico in 2018, making these two countries vital trading partners.

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