The continued success of U.S. manufacturing depends on our critical North American trade partnerships. That is why manufacturers are calling for congressional passage of the new United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement as soon as possible. I urge U.S. Reps. Abby Finkenauer and Dave Loebsack to support the USMCA, and push Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a vote on the agreement.
Manufacturing jobs depend on trade, and in Iowa one in four manufacturers sell to Canada and Mexico. Seventy percent are small- and medium-sized businesses supporting local economies.
Iowa’s economy relies on trade with Canada and Mexico. Those two countries represent less than 4 percent of the global economy, but they are big purchasers of Iowa goods, purchasing substantial portions of Iowa’s foreign sales of major manufactured goods, supporting well-paying jobs in communities across Iowa.
Iowans are counting on Finkenauer and Congressman Loebsack’s support of the USMCA.
R. Mark Weems