MICHauto > Blog > MICHauto News > Making the Case for the Passage of the USMCA in Washington

Making the Case for the Passage of the USMCA in Washington

September 19, 2019
Jason Puscas in Washington

MICHauto’s Jason Puscas visits Washington to advocate for the passage of the USMCA.

Earlier this month, Jason Puscas, director of government and community affairs for MICHauto and the Detroit Regional Chamber, visited Washington for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) USMCA Legislative Fly-In. Joined by member companies, the group advocated for the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), an ongoing effort by MICHauto and the Chamber to remove the uncertainty and unpredictability of trade and to continue to enable export growth for the American businesses.

Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney joined the coalition to provide an update on the ongoing negotiations between U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the House Democratic working group.

Following the briefings, the coalition met with the offices of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI 14), and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12), Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY 3), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH 9), Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN 6), and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD 5) – to discuss the implications to automotive companies and Michigan’s economy if an agreement with Canada and Mexico is not passed, and the importance of continuing good-faith negotiations.