Congressman Fred Keller takes to the House Floor to call on Congress to pass the USMCA

September 12, 2019
Press Release
United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement would positively impact tens of thousands of Pennsylvania jobs

Washington, D.C.  – On Wednesday, Congressman Fred Keller  went to the House Floor as part of a special order of business organized by Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kans.) to call on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to bring up the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for a vote so it can be approved by Congress.


Due to changes in trade provisions, 43,000 Pennsylvania manufacturing-related jobs would be positively impacted as a result of the agreement. Importantly, for a trade deal prioritizing a rebalance in trade in favor of American farmers with our largest agriculture export partners, 17,000 jobs supported by agriculture exports in Pennsylvania would be positively impacted by passage of the USMCA.


The following statement may be attributed to Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA):


“Throughout my time back in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, I talked with area farmers, manufacturers, and energy producers that would benefit from passage of the USMCA. They all saw the benefit of President Trump standing up and leading for them, and the jobs they support, by negotiating the USMCA.


“Unfortunately, instead of working to advance legislation like the USMCA that would actually benefit real people, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and an increasingly out-of-touch House Democratic Conference are continuing to focus on needless investigations and obstruction.


“On behalf of the tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians whose jobs would be positively impacted by passage of the USMCA, I call on Speaker Pelosi to stop the nonsense and pass this trade agreement.”




NOTE: You can watch Congressman Keller’s remarks HERE.