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Gianforte to Pelosi: Drop Opposition to Trade Deal, Work With White House

May 24, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte yesterday sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) urging them to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and work with the White House to move it forward. 

“I urge you to end your public opposition to the USMCA and support ratification. Please do not let a vocal minority continue to hold this trade deal hostage to the detriment of Montana and the rest of our country,” Gianforte wrote.

Gianforte continued, “The requirements set by Democrats and Republicans are met. The time for waiting is over. Let us ratify the agreement reached during two years of negotiations with Canada and Mexico. I call upon you to support the USMCA and work with the White House to ratify the agreement.”

To download the full letter, click HERE.

In his letter, Gianforte emphasized the importance of USMCA for Montana producers. He cited how Canada is Montana’s largest trading partner with Montana exporting $680 million in goods to the country. He pointed out how Montana exports more than six times more to Canada and Mexico than it does to China.

Gianforte also noted Montanans’ support for an agreement. During a town hall event earlier this week, Montanans by a 10-to-1 ratio responded that ratifying USMCA should be America’s trade priority over lifting tariffs on China.