United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act

Dec. 19, 2019 | H.R. 5430

The revised USMCA remedied numerous shortcomings contained in the original text. The end result is a vast improvement over both the original NAFTA and the agreement negotiated by President Trump last year. The agreement includes a first-of-its-kind facility-specific enforcement mechanism with rapid timelines and meaningful penalties against facilities for violating the rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining. The new USMCA also improves enforcement by eliminating the provision that would allow any party to block the formation of a dispute resolution panel when state-to-state conflicts arise; it severely limits Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS); it removes unreasonable barriers to trade complaints by making clear there is a presumption that labor violations are trade-related; it removes troubling language on violence against workers; and it bans trade in goods made with forced labor. Importantly, the revised USMCA also eliminates the giveaway to Big Pharma in the administration's initial proposal. The updated USMCA means trade in America will now be fairer because of our hard work and perseverance. The bill passed the House on Dec. 17, 2019, and was signed into law on Jan. 29, 2020.

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Vote result: Passed

YEAs: 385
NAYs: 41

Legislator Sort descending State District Party Vote
Rep. Ralph Abraham
LA
5 Republican Yes
Rep. Alma Adams
NC
12 Democrat Yes
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt
AL
4 Republican Yes
Rep. Pete Aguilar
CA
31 Democrat Yes
Rep. Rick Allen
GA
12 Republican Yes
Rep. Colin Allred
TX
32 Democrat Yes
Rep. Justin Amash
MI
3 Republican No
Rep. Mark Amodei
NV
2 Republican Yes
Rep. Kelly Armstrong
ND
At Large Republican Yes
Rep. Jodey Arrington
TX
19 Republican Yes
Rep. Cynthia Axne
IA
3 Democrat Yes
Rep. Brian Babin
TX
36 Republican Yes
Rep. Don Bacon
NE
2 Republican Yes
Rep. James Baird
IN
4 Republican Yes
Troy Balderson Rep. Troy Balderson
OH
12 Republican Yes
Rep. Jim Banks
IN
3 Republican Yes
Rep. Andy Barr
KY
6 Republican Yes
Rep. Nanette Barragán
CA
44 Democrat No
Rep. Karen Bass
CA
37 Democrat Yes
Rep. Joyce Beatty
OH
3 Democrat Yes