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Pence, in Iowa, says USMCA is part of Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda

Des Moines, Iowa – Vice President Mike Pence says the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement is part of the President Trump’s “America First” agenda.


Pence was in Ankeny, Iowa, Tuesday afternoon, touting the U-S-Mexico Canada Agreement.


Canada’s government has begun the process of ratifying the deal. In Mexico, passage requires majority support in Mexico’s senate. Once the Trump Administration formally submits the deal to congress, the U.S. House and Senate have 30 days to either ratify or reject it.


Mexico and Canada are Iowa’s top two trading partners. Pence urged Iowans to lobby for passage of the trade pact.


Pence toured Accumold, an Ankeny business that makes products that are shipped worldwide, then gave a half-hour speech to employees and state officials.


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