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USMCA passes Congress, goes to president for signature

New trade agreement takes the place of NAFTA


January 16, 2020

More than a year after starting to negotiate a replacement to the North American Free Trade Agreement, Congress has sent a new North American agreement to President Donald Trump.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement overwhelmingly passed the Senate this morning.

The agreement, after nearly a year of negotiations, tweaks and revision, passed the House in December on a 385-41 vote.

Montana’s Sens. Steve Daines, a Republican, and Jon Tester, a Democrat, both praised its passage, although Tester added that enforcement is critical.

“Every Montanan working in production ag knows you...

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