Rep. Estes Named to USMCA Leadership Team
WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has been named to the whip team for the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana). Before final ratification, the USMCA is expected to be reviewed by Congress. Rep. Estes and the USMCA whip team will serve as leaders to get the agreement approved. The USMCA was finalized in November to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“The USMCA is critically needed for south central Kansas and our country,” said Rep. Estes. “While NAFTA was beneficial to Kansas farmers, ranchers and aerospace manufacturers, the outdated agreement needed reform and modernization. As a fierce advocate for free and fair trade and member of the USMCA whip team, I look forward to working with President Trump and urging my colleagues to swiftly approve the USMCA.”
“I am glad to have Ron Estes on our whip team as we work to get the USMCA over the finish line," said Whip Scalise. "It’s critical that we enact better trade deals that put American workers and consumers first, and Ron’s perspective coming from one of our most important trade states will be a huge asset as we work towards passage.”
This week, Rep. Estes published an op-ed about the benefits of the USMCA to Kansas’ 4th District.
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.