01.29.20

Peters Statement on USMCA Signing Ceremony

Peters Spoke in Favor of Agreement During Committee Hearing, Voted for Agreement on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

“Trade deals need to work for Michigan’s workers, farmers and businesses. Although the USMCA is not perfect, it is an improvement from the initial deal announced by the Administration and includes strict labor standards and stronger enforcement mechanisms that I pushed for. That’s why I believe the USMCA will make some progress for Michigan and why I supported the USMCA when it came before the Senate for a vote.

“But our work does not end here. We must ensure this deal continues to work for Michigan. I will keep pressing current and future Administrations to vigorously enforce the USMCA and properly review it in the near future.”

During his remarks at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing earlier this month considering the agreement, Peters highlighted why Michigan workers, farmers and businesses need a new trade deal that advances their interests. Peters previously announced his support for the agreement last month.

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