Governors Call on Senate to Pass the Bipartisan Agreement on North American Trade

In response to the bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, chair of the National Governors Association, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, vice chair, issued the following statement:

“This bipartisan agreement will create jobs, strengthen our economic ties, and benefit American consumers, workers, manufacturers and farmers. While no one side received everything they wanted out of this agreement, the American people have been clear that they want this agreement to move forward. We will continue to work with our federal partners and stakeholders to ensure this agreement is implemented properly.”

Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 11 million jobs and economic development in all 50 states, with Canada and Mexico among the top three merchandise export markets in 49 states. Maryland, for example, exported $2.1 billion to Canada and Mexico in 2018, New York exported $20.3 billion, Arizona exported $9.8 billion, and California exported $48.5 billion.