Chairman Blumenauer Statement on Passage of USMCA

December 19, 2019
Press Release
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, today issued a statement following the House passage of the United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41.
 
“This was an unprecedented vote for an unprecedented trade agreement. This agreement got more Democratic votes than Republican votes, and we were able to thwart the efforts of big drug companies for the first time ever in a trade agreement. This should be a sign that the days of giving big pharma sweetheart deals are over. Protecting our workers and environment, addressing climate change, and putting people ahead of profit will be at the center of all new trade agreements as long as Democrats are in charge.”