By: Jacob Sexton — email@example.com
Washington D.C. — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) spoke before former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (D) yesterday as a meeting was held about the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.
Vilsack is currently the US Secretary of Agriculture and went before the Senate Finance Committee to give his thoughts on the proposed agreement. He says the trade deal should be ratified as soon as possible and could give momentum to other trade deals for the US with countries like Japan and China.
Grassley started off the meeting by giving a brief rundown of the bill and says this is a bill to benefit everyone by helping the American economy and job growth.
“These are substantial improvements from NAFTA. They represent benefits and new opportunities for Iowans and Americans across the board. According to International Trade Commission, the agreement will increase real GDP by $68 billion and 176,000 new American jobs.” – Chuck Grassley
The USMCA is still pending a vote in the House and a date has not been set for that to take place yet.