WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) on a bipartisan 385-41 vote:
“I was proud to vote for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a bipartisan trade deal that will create more good-paying jobs and help more Florida businesses and farmers sell their goods abroad. USMCA was the product of thoughtful, bipartisan negotiations between the White House and Congress, and, as a member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade, I’m proud of the work we did to help get it done. Today’s strong bipartisan vote is a reminder of how much we can accomplish when we put people over politics to deliver results.
“USMCA will strengthen America’s relationship with our two closest neighbors, bolstering our national security through increased trade cooperation. In my congressional district alone, trade with Canada and Mexico supports over 45,000 jobs, and businesses export over $530 million a year in goods and services to those two countries. While not perfect, this trade deal is good for Florida and good for America, and I’m pleased to support it.”