July 30, 2019


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July 30, 2019



Passing USMCA Should Be a Bipartisan Priority


WASHINGTON, D.C. – With U.S. manufacturing and the health of our economy in the spotlight this week, Governor Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council, said passing the USMCA should be a bipartisan priority for Congress and reinforced the commitment FCA US, Ford and General Motors have made to supporting the trade pact.

“FCA US, Ford and General Motors are essential to America’s economic growth supporting two out of three jobs in the U.S. auto sector," said Governor Matt Blunt.  "America’s automakers, their employees, and the auto manufacturing supply chain depend on exports to grow jobs here at home. The USMCA will help ensure that the American automotive industry is able to stay globally competitive by establishing a framework to increase investment and research and development in the United States.

"I’m encouraged to see reports of progress being made on both sides of the aisle and hope that Members of Congress continue working with Ambassador Lighthizer to quickly resolve any remaining issues and pass USMCA as soon as possible.” 

Earlier today, Governor Blunt testified before the Senate Finance Committee in support of USMCA. Click here for the testimony.

The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) is a Washington, D.C. association that represents the common public policy interests of its member companies FCA US, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company.