Senator Grassley Says Agreement On USMCA Is Long Overdue

After more than a year, House Democrats and President Donald Trump’s lead negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, have reached an agreement on the revision that will replace the North American Free-trade act. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is expected to be finalized later today (Tuesday). “This is long overdue but very welcome news,” says U.S. Senator, Chuck Grassley. “I’m glad a deal has finally been reached. I look forward to reviewing the specific language soon and expect committee members will be briefed in person by USTR (United States Trade Representatives) this week.” Grassley believes the passage of the USMCA will be a significant win for all Americans and particularly for farmers who are coming off a trying financial year. “This trade deal will help create even more jobs and make us stronger as a country,” Grassley adds. “I applaud President Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer for their hard work and commitment.”