(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Republican lawmakers today approved State Representative Timothy Hill’s (R-Blountville) legislation praising President Trump’s work on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
House Joint Resolution 452 acknowledges and praises President Trump’s efforts to negotiate a fair trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will benefit American businesses and workers.
“President Trump understands the importance of free trade and competition for American businesses, farmers, ranchers, and workers,” said Representative Hill. “That’s why he negotiated the USMCA agreement to help create better jobs and ensure fair trade in the agribusiness. I am pleased this legislation passed with strong support, and I encourage our President to keep fighting for Tennessee businesses, farmers, ranchers, and workers.”
For more information about House Joint Resolution 452, please click here.
Timothy Hill is Chairman of the House Commerce Committee. He is also a member of the House Calendar & Rules Committee, as well as the Business, Utilities, Banking & Investments, and Life & Health Insurance Subcommittees. Hill represents Tennessee House District 3, which includes Johnson, and part of Carter and Sullivan Counties. Hill can be reached by email at: Rep.Timothy.Hill@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-2050.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 452
A RESOLUTION to praise President Trump for his work on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
WHEREAS, the United States, Mexico, and Canada have a longstanding tradition of working together for the economic benefit of all three nations; and
WHEREAS, President Trump has negotiated a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to benefit American workers and American businesses; and
WHEREAS, this new trade deal supports the strong relationship between the United States, Canada, and Mexico by bringing it into the 21st century; NAFTA should be modernized to keep up with the ever-changing global economy and recognize the need for intellectual property rights and rules to ensure that data can be transferred across borders; and
WHEREAS, for years, the American people have spoken about the need for revisions to NAFTA, and President Trump rose to the occasion by promising appropriate and needed adjustments as he campaigned in the 2016 presidential election; and
WHEREAS, by way of the USMCA, President Trump has made many positive changes for U.S. businesses, workers, and farmers to prosper and grow the American economy; the USMCA’s labor chapter contains the strongest labor provisions of any trade agreement, and such provisions will be fully enforceable by each country; and
WHEREAS, President Trump values American businesses and workers and recognizes the need for fair trade and competition. The USMCA will support better jobs for American workers by incentivizing billions of dollars in additional investments and the use of high-wage manufacturing labor in supporting American workers; and
WHEREAS, President Trump values the American farmers’ and ranchers’ need for fair trade in the agribusiness industry; under the USMCA, Canada’s “Class 7” program will be eliminated, and Canada will provide new market access for American dairy, eggs, and poultry; and
WHEREAS, this General Assembly thanks President Trump for his work in negotiating the USMCA to help improve international competitiveness and fair trade and strengthen the economies of all nations involved in this trade agreement; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING, that we praise President Trump for his work in negotiating the landmark United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and his ongoing support of American businesses, workers, and farmers.