October 22, 2019

VIDEO: Young Calls for Passage of USMCA Trade Deal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today discussed the importance of the House of Representatives quickly passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for Hoosier farmers and manufacturers.


Signed one year ago, this agreement will modernize the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and support freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America. With tens of thousands of Hoosier jobs supported by exports to Canada and Mexico, Senator Young supports ratifying this important trade agreement as soon as possible.


“The one thing that remains unfinished business as we look forward, that is so important to our economy, is to pass this USMCA deal. I represent the state of Indiana, the most manufacturing intensive state in the country. One out four manufacturing businesses in my state directly export to Canada or Mexico, resulting in roughly 60,000 jobs,” said Senator Young.


“So it’s important to our manufacturing workers, it’s also very important to our ag economy… 95 percent of our farms in the state of Indiana are family farms… This is about saving our rural communities. President Trump has struck a good deal, a very good deal. Nancy Pelosi needs to move forward with it to sustain our economic health,” Senator Young continues.


Watch the full video of Senator Young’s remarks here.