A top elected official is travelling across the United States, advocating for a trade agreement in limbo.
Vice President Mike Pence stopped by Accumold, in Ankeny, Iowa, on Tuesday to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Pence came with one message:
“Iowa and America need the Congress of the United States to pass the largest trade deal in American history,” Pence said. “The time has come for Congress to pass the USMCA.”
Iowa exports nearly $12 billion worth of goods, with 50-percent going to Canada and Mexico combined. Pence says if finalized, this agreement could provide additional opportunities for Iowans, particularly farmers and manufacturers.
“If we pass the USMCA, Iowa’s workers and farmers are going to win like never before. But, we have to get it done,” Pence said. “The clock is ticking. For Iowa and America, the Congress needs to approve the USMCA and approve (it) this year.”
Pence encourages Iowans to call or write their elected representative, and share how this would benefit them and/or their business.