Bill Flores Discusses the Latest from Washington

U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statements regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), H.R. 2740 and H. Res. 430:

USMCA
“Free trade is critical to America’s Promise, Prosperity and Safety – it opens new markets for American-made goods and fuels our economic growth. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) modernizes and rebalances our trade relationships with Mexico and Canada for the 21st century, and replaces the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The USMCA, as negotiated under President Trump, will better serve the interests of American workers, farmers, ranchers and businesses, and lead to freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in North America.

“Earlier this week, Mexico became the first country to approve and ratify the USMCA. Millions of Texas jobs depend on a strengthened trading partnership with Mexico and Canada, and it is time for the U.S. Congress to take swift action and pass the USMCA. Each day of delay limits the potential for our economy, Texas workers and businesses to fully benefit from this modernized 21st century agreement.”

H.R. 2740 – FY 2020 Appropriations Package
“One of the fundamental duties of Congress is to set funding levels and policy guidelines so the federal government can continue to serve all Americans. This week, the House finished consideration of H.R. 2740, a package of four appropriations bills intended to fund federal departments including Labor; Health and Human Services; Education; Defense; State; and Energy for fiscal year 2020. The package totals nearly $1 trillion in discretionary spending – an irresponsible and unrealistic $176 billion increase above our current spending caps. The bill jeopardizes the safety and security of Texas families by imposing cuts to our military, failing to address the crisis at our southern border and repealing the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is critical …read more

From:: Bill Flores – News Feed

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