Senate District 22
Larry Obhof
Obhof Praises U.S. Senate's Action on USMCA
January 16, 2020
COLUMBUS—In response to the U.S. Senate's vote today to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) issued the following statement:

"Today's passage of USMCA is a great step forward for mutually beneficial trade with Mexico and Canada. It's good for Ohio workers, it's good for our farmers and agricultural communities, and it's good for our small businesses. USMCA is a win for all three countries.

USMCA is particularly important for our manufacturers and their workforce. The Agreement's 'rules of origin' will lead to tens of thousands of new manufacturing jobs nationwide—including in the U.S. auto industry—and will incentivize investment and job growth right here in Ohio.

I appreciate President Donald Trump's support for Ohio's workforce, and I thank both of Ohio's Senators for voting in favor of USMCA."

President Obhof serves on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (IGPAC), which provides policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on issues of trade and economic development that have a significant relationship to the affairs of state and local governments. This included consideration of USMCA.

Obhof also sponsored Ohio Senate Resolution 376, which called upon Congress to ratify USMCA. The Ohio Senate passed SR 376 last October.
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