Business Roundtable Applauds House Passage of USMCA Implementing Legislation

December 19, 2019

Washington – Business Roundtable today issued the following statements applauding passage of H.R. 5430, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tom Linebarger, Chair of the Business Roundtable Trade and International Committee and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. said: “We applaud Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Chairman Neal, Ranking Member Brady and Ambassador Lighthizer for their work together to preserve and strengthen North American trade. Today’s historic bipartisan vote on USMCA supports over 12 million American jobs that depend on the $1.4 trillion in trade with our neighbors. USMCA includes groundbreaking modernization provisions, opens markets to American goods and services, and will be fully enforceable. We urge swift passage of USMCA by the Senate.”
Joshua Bolten, President & CEO of Business Roundtable added: “House passage of USMCA legislation required years of hard work, and we commend Congress and the Administration for their bipartisan efforts that will strengthen U.S. economic growth and increase American jobs. This agreement will support American workers, businesses and industries across broad sectors of the U.S. economy. We urge the Senate to pass USMCA and send the implementing bill to the President’s desk for signature into law.”