12/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/10/2019 16:42
Washington, DC - Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in support of news that a deal has finally been reached between the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and President Trump on passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
'Agreement to move forward with the USMCA trade agreement is great news for the United States and Houston. It's great news for trade and - more importantly - great news for the American worker. Our country's economy is already roaring, and final passage of the USMCA will send it into the stratosphere. I'm proud to represent one of the largest and most diverse districts in the country where more than 40% of our jobs are tied to trade with Mexico and Canada. It's no exaggeration to say that today's news will literally help hundreds of thousands of people in TX-22. Coupled with our booming energy industry, it continues to reduce our reliance on OPEC by using the USMCA to create NAPEC: the North American Petroleum Exporting Countries. Thanks to the hard work of the president, this trade victory will help all Americans.'