01/16/2020 - DES MOINES –  Today, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to Congress ratifying the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA): 

“Iowa and the entire nation will reap the benefits of USMCA for years to come. Mexico and Canada are Iowa's top two trading partners and a strong trade relationship is critical for the entire economy. I want to thank President Trump, Ambassador Lighthizer, and the entire administration for their work to promote free, fair, and reciprocal trade. 

“I believe USMCA is a strong, balanced, and modern trade agreement that will create opportunities for Iowa families, farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses by expanding markets for our world-class exports. 

“USMCA also builds on the positive movement we are seeing with China and Japan as a result of President Trump’s recent agreements.  I look forward to working with President Trump to promote and expand markets for Iowa’s world-class products.”