Perdue on USMCA
With the Farm and ranch report, I'm Rick Worthington. Passing the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, a replacement for NAFTA has been a top legislative priority for the Trump administration, and administration officials have for months been negotiating behind closed doors with House Democrats over changes to the trade deal. AG Secretary Sonny Perdue has said he doesn't even want to think about the possibility that the USMC will not be passed.
I do not even like to contemplate the fact the USMC I would not get passed. It's just it's it's an evil thought. And I think, again, I believe it will get passed. I think Congress on both sides of the aisle will come to realize that this is a great trade agreement with our closest neighbors and the world is watching. If we do not if we cannot get an agreement with the people on the north and the south, how can we really haven't agreed with the world about trade? And we've created an ecosystem of agricultural production where we have to export. We're blessed in that country to be able to have food security for our country and produce so much. We have to go elsewhere. But I just don't even want to contemplate the passage of the U.S. embassy.
The White House has also dispatched top members of the administration to work with Democrats in the Democrat controlled House to act.