Rep. Hayes Statement On USMCA

December 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement after the House of Representatives successfully passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Congresswoman Hayes voted in favor of the agreement.

“Today I voted to pass the revised USMCA. The updated agreement contains several provisions critical to Connecticut’s Fifth District, notably supporting dairy farmers by eliminating milk pricing schemes in Canada and increasing market access for dairy, poultry, and egg products. USMCA would also strengthen protections for labor, enforce more stringent environmental standards, and remove provisions contributing to the skyrocketing prices of prescription medication. Under this agreement, American goods, labor, and intellectual property will be protected as they continue flowing into the global marketplace.

The USMCA is an example of both parties working together for the American people. This agreement is the result of months of negotiations and collaboration and is significantly better than what was originally proposed.”


Rep. Jahana Hayes has been a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year. Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.