Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley on the Importance of Passing USMCA

Sep 10, 2019
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Passing the USMCA is critical to provide farmers and ranchers with the certainty they need to make long-term business decisions.
Over $10 billion worth of agricultural products are exported each year to our neighbors. That supports more than 86,000 jobs.
Modernizing and improving our trade relationship with Canada and Mexico is a bipartisan no-brainer.
Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and I discussed the USMCA in Iowa last month at a local dairy processing plant.
He and I agree we must pass the USMCA to help our farmers.