Brouillette: USMCA will Energize the Energy Sector

Dallas News:

On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect, fulfilling one of President Donald Trump’s earliest promises. That promise was to throw out the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and renegotiate a deal that American workers first.

The USMCA addresses the shortfalls of the outdated NAFTA and will ensure our economic success in the 21st century.

The International Trade Commission estimates that between 176,000 and 589,000 new American jobs will be created by its implementation. As our economy and workforce rebuild from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, adding new jobs in our agriculture, automobile, and energy sectors will go a long way to help families and businesses get back on track.

The energy industry is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy and national security, so support for the industry and its workers is crucial. Indeed, even before the USMCA, the president demonstrated his understanding of this nexus by fighting for common-sense energy policies. Cutting duplicative and draconian regulations and facilitating a more certain investment environment for private industry allowed our energy producers and manufacturers to build, expand, and create opportunity for workers and communities across the country.

And with this energy agenda, we are leveraging the full potential of our energy bounty and benefiting American consumers by providing them with greater choice for affordable, safe, and reliable fuel and power.

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