Rep. Estes Reacts to Canada's Ratification of USMCA
WASHINGTON-Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) reacted to Canada's ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement amid the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming the third and final country to ratify the agreement.
"Agriculture and manufacturing industries are critical to south central Kansas, and free and fair trade benefits the manufacturers, farmers and workers here and across the country," said Rep. Estes. "Canada's ratification of the USMCA is a clear indication that Canadians understand the importance of expanding trade during uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a fierce advocate for free and fair trade, I'm encouraged by Canada's actions and look forward to seeing Kansans benefit from USMCA's implementation."
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the USMCA Dec. 19, 2019, and cleared the Senate Jan. 16, 2020, with President Trump signing the agreement Jan. 29, 2020. The agreement received broad bipartisan support in both chambers and from businesses, organizations and state governments across the country.
Rep. Estes serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees trade, and is a fierce advocate for free and fair trade. He served as a member of the Republican Whip team to ensure passage of the USMCA in the House.
Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.