U.S. signs USMCA

January 23, 2020

President Trump signed USMCA following Thursday’s overwhelming approval in the Senate. The Senate voted 89-10 to pass the agreement. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY.), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) all voted against the agreement. These senators voted against USMCA because of concerns that the agreement lacks language to address climate change and does not do enough to address environmental issues and protect American jobs.

USMCA will go into full effect once Canada approves the agreement when the House of Commons reconvenes in late January.