Rep. Blum Statement on POTUS New Trade Deal
After months of negotiations between Canada and Mexico on a trade deal to replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Trump has announced the "United States Mexico Canada Agreement" has been finalized and will be sent to Congress for approval.
Congressman Blum commented, "President Trump promised our country he would do the tough thing politically and renegotiate our trade deals that were not favorable to us and he is delivering. With Canada and Mexico as Iowa's #1 and #2 trading partners*, this new trade agreement is good news for Iowa -- and for farmers, manufacturers, and agribusinesses throughout the country. I look forward to reviewing the specifics of this trade deal in the near future and so far, see no reason why I wouldn't vote yes on the President's proposal.
Eastern Iowa knows that I am a relentless advocate in making sure our interests are represented; the patience we have demonstrated will pay dividends for our industries and family farms as trade deals are made more favorable to our interests."