LaMalfa Praises USMCA Deal

Dec 19, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today praised the completion of bipartisan negotiations on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. This agreement, which will replace NAFTA, had been delayed for a year over Democrat political concerns and labor union opposition. 

LaMalfa said: “Despite a year of partisan delays, today’s news of a final agreement on USMCA is great for America and our citizens. This trade deal will will open new markets for our farmers and protect America manufacturing.  It sets a new standard for digital and intellectual property that should be the model of all agreements moving forward. I’m happy to see this deal finally come up for a vote after a year. It is a credit to President Trump and his negotiating team to have won support for such a far reaching reform of an outdated trade deal. I hope we can pass this rather than focusing on the sideshow of impeachment.”

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.