December 10, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, today issued the following statement upon the announcement that negotiators had reached an agreement in principle on the substance of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement:
“The announcement of an agreement on USMCA is an important and positive step forward.
“I thank Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Neal, and the Democratic working group for fighting hard for months to fix this deal and improve outcomes for American workers. It was their successful efforts to deliver big victories on progressive policy areas that opened a pathway for this agreement to advance in Congress.
“Thousands of Northern Virginia jobs depend on trade, and I will have the best interests of my constituents in mind as I evaluate the text of this agreement in days to come.”