The Business Council joins Brindisi in pushing passage of USMCA

Congressman Anthony Brindisi and other state agencies are urging congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Posted: Oct 2, 2019 4:19 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Congressman Anthony Brindisi and other state agencies are urging congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Business Council of New York State Inc., has joined Brindisi, the U.S. Chamber and the New York Farm Bureau to push the passage of the USMCA.

The agreement also has broad support across the state from various industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, technology, services and financial.

“With USMCA we have an opportunity to show the American people we can put politics aside and deliver something that will create good-paying jobs and ensure American farmers, workers, and business owners are in a fair fight. Once the Administration formally submits a final deal to Congress, I am calling on the speaker and Senate Majority Leader McConnell to bring this proposal to the floor for a vote,” said Brindisi.

The Business Council of New York State Inc. has joined Brindisi, the U.S. Chamber and the New York Farm Bureau to push the passage of the USMCA.

“An open trade policy of importing and exporting goods and services with both nations is crucial for New York businesses to not only maintain their bottom line but grow and expand their business,” said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council.

In July, The Business Council sent a letter to New York State’s congressional delegation, congressional and senate leaders, and the president urging a timely passage of the agreement. More than 50 businesses and organizations, signed the letter in support.

In 2018, New York businesses had over $20 billion worth of exports to Canada and Mexico.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 400299

Reported Deaths: 32331
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City21840323267
Nassau422322190
Suffolk419111992
Westchester352261433
Rockland13691670
Orange10820484
Erie7660644
Dutchess4262152
Monroe4120277
Onondaga3078190
Albany2190121
Ulster185386
Oneida1806104
Sullivan146448
Putnam135563
Niagara132794
Schenectady85237
Broome78460
Rensselaer58830
Saratoga58717
Columbia48237
Madison37117
Ontario29333
Orleans28754
Warren27433
Steuben27241
Fulton26424
Greene26418
Washington24914
Genesee2465
St. Lawrence2272
Oswego2163
Wayne2013
Herkimer1844
Tompkins1810
Chenango1666
Tioga15924
Chautauqua1557
Chemung1482
Livingston1448
Cattaraugus1346
Montgomery1284
Cayuga1242
Clinton1074
Wyoming1015
Jefferson950
Delaware914
Otsego885
Seneca730
Allegany641
Schoharie620
Cortland560
Essex510
Yates486
Franklin350
Lewis310
Schuyler130
Hamilton60
Unassigned00
Utica
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 86°
Oneonta
Overcast
74° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 74°
Herkimer
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 86°
Thendara
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 86°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
Menu 2 Go list of takeout dinners & fish fries
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left