January 15, 2020
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today voted to advance the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) through the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. It is expected to go to the full Senate for a vote this week.
“I have consistently supported the idea of a new strategic trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, especially as businesses and markets are desperately seeking stability and reassurance due to the numerous global trade disputes the United States has entered over the past few years. Canada and Mexico are Alabama’s top trade partners and we are an exporting state, so this deal will provide much-needed stability and continued access to those markets that will benefit many industries in Alabama,” Senator Jones said. “I hope once the agreement is signed in to law, we will work with other allies around the globe and remove the threat of tariffs on our farmers and automakers once and for all.”
Senator Jones is a member of the HELP Committee, which is one of the relevant Senate committees of jurisdiction that is required to approve the trade agreement before it can be considered by the full Senate. The USMCA passed the House of Representatives in December 2019.