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.

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