Dear PNWER Friends,

Check out the latest from PBS News Hour about the USMCA!
PBS News Hour, December 10 th, 2019
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, (D-1st, Oregon) Member of the USMCA House Work Group speaking about the agreement to move forward on ratification of USMCA.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the very same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him.

Pelosi said it was a “victory for America’s workers.”

Just before she announced her support, Trump said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will “be great” for the United States.

“It will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA. Good for everybody – Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Unions – tremendous support. Importantly, we will finally end our Country’s worst Trade Deal, NAFTA!,” the president said in a tweet.

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Below are links to what business and state leaders around the region are saying about USMCA:

Governor Mike Dunleavy -



Oregon Farm Bureau -

Washington State

The U.S. and Canada have the largest trading relationship in the world and it is incredibly important to the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest benefits from two-way Canada-U.S. trade valued in 2017 at over $541 billion USD ($630 billion CAD) annually. The Pacific Northwest alone accounts for about $22.6 billion USD ($29 billion CAD) in two-way trade. Our integrated supply chains depend on the certainty which will come from ratification of the Agreement.