Today, Congressman Van Taylor voted in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
WASHINGTON - Today, after more than a year of waiting for the agreement to be brought to the House Floor for consideration, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) voted in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
Congressman Van Taylor said, "Collin County is home to retailers, high-tech companies, manufacturing companies, and corporate headquarters - all of whom depend on trade with Mexico and Canada." He continued, "But USMCA isn't just a win for job creators, it’s a win for families right here in North Texas and across our country. As a result of this trade agreement, families in Collin County will see more job opportunities, increased wages, and lower cost of goods."
A vocal supporter of USMCA, Congressman Taylor has advocated to implement the trade agreement since being sworn-in at the beginning of 2019. In fact, the first meeting of the Texas Delegation this year focused on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since then, Congressman Taylor has worked to educate and his colleagues on the benefits of USMCA, organizing several bipartisan meetings on trade with his colleagues in the House of Representatives.
On December 9, 2019, Congressman Taylor and 158 Republican Members of the House sent a letter urging Speaker Pelosi to bring the trade agreement to the House Floor for consideration before the end of the year. The text of the letter can be found here.
Most recently, Congressman Taylor joined with a bipartisan group of Members from the Texas delegation again highlight the critical need to pass the trade agreement before the end of the year.
Estimates show trade with Mexico and Canada supports eleven million jobs in the United States, with nearly a million of those jobs located in Texas. North American trade accounts for approximately $1.3 trillion in U.S. exports annually, over $120 billion from Texas alone.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which preserves and strengthens the benefits of North American trade for American workers, businesses, and consumers, is supported by the Frisco and Plano Chambers of Commerce.
"Trade with Mexico and Canada is not only a critical component of our local economy but is responsible for the livelihood of countless Frisco workers and their families. Frisco is already an international city, as is the entire region, and is poised to grow even more so in the years ahead. International trade is crucial for our continued growth and development. In Congress, Representative Taylor has been resolute in his efforts to get the USMCA implemented and we are excited to stand with him as the voice of business in Frisco.” - Tony Felker; President/CEO, Frisco Chamber of Commerce
“Plano is home to some of the most innovative companies in the world – companies that share their products and services across the globe. Congressman Taylor knows without access to foreign markets these local companies cannot continue to grow and create jobs right here in Plano. We are proud to join him in urging Congress to support passage and implementation of the USMCA.” - Kelle Marsalis; President/CEO, Plano Chamber of Commerce
A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. On November 6, 2018, Van Taylor was elected to represent Texas’ 3rd Congressional District in the United States Congress.