Business Roundtable Calls on Congress to Pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement This Year

March 21, 2019

Washington – Following the Business Roundtable quarterly meeting of CEO members today, the association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies released the following statement from Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable Trade and International Committee, on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“The CEO members of Business Roundtable, who lead companies with more than 15 million employees, strongly support congressional passage of USMCA implementing legislation this year. We stand united to preserve and modernize North American trade, which supports over 12 million jobs and a strong U.S. economy.
“Business Roundtable supports following the Trade Promotion Authority process and will work closely with Democrats and Republicans in Congress and the Administration to build the necessary support to pass a USMCA bill that will sustain free trade in North America and open new markets for U.S. businesses and farmers."