Congresswoman Angie Craig Applauds USMCA Signing

January 29, 2020
Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig applauds the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the President.

Rep. Craig worked for months to help finalize a trade agreement that preserves markets for family farmers and protects American workers - without providing a hand out to prescription drug companies. She met several times with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and led a group of over 100 Members of Congress to strip a provision that would have extended market exclusivity on biologic drugs in the agreement. This hand out to Big Pharma was excluded from the final text of the agreement.

“I’ve listened to farmers and small businesses about the need for a trade deal that opens up markets. I’ve pushed to make sure hard-working Minnesotans weren’t given a false choice between dependable markets and affordable prescription drugs,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues and the Administration get this across the finish line and signed into law.”

USMCA seeks to protect American jobs, improve labor standards abroad, and promote economic growth for family farmers and workers. This agreement has the overwhelming support of American labor groups, farm organizations, and business coalitions.