Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech June 6 that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will bring better business opportunities to Pennsylvania.
"The truth is, the USMCA is going to impact, we believe, more than 2 million American manufacturing jobs — jobs that depend on exports to Canada and Mexico, including more than 42,000 jobs right here in the Keystone State," Pence said during the USMCA event hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers. "I mean, this great state already exports more than $14 billion in goods and services to Canada and Mexico."
Pence said under the USMCA, that number is only going to grow, which will, in turn, create even more jobs, more opportunity and more prosperity for the state.
The USMCA event was held at JLS Automation in York.
"You know, it’s such an honor for me to serve as your vice president alongside a president who gets up every day to keep the promises that he made to the people of Pennsylvania," Pence said at the event. "I mean, from our very first day in office, President Trump promised that we were going to start getting this economy growing — that we were going to hire and grow in America, that we were going to raise wages for American workers, we were going to rebuild our economies in our cities, in our towns."
Pence said President Donald Trump has been delivering that promise every single day.
"And the results have just been remarkable," Pence said. "I mean, since Election Day, businesses just like this one, large and small, all across America, have created 5.8 million new jobs, including 150,000 jobs right here in the state of Pennsylvania."
Pence said the unemployment rate has hit nearly a 50-year low, and the unemployment rate for African Americans and Hispanic Americans has hit the lowest levels ever recorded.
"The American Dream is coming back for every American," Pence said.
Pence said wages are rising at the fastest pace in nearly 10 years.
"And they’re rising most rapidly among blue-collar, hard-working Americans and families," Pence said. "The truth is, the forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more."
Pence said the USMCA will help Americans.
"And I truly do believe, if you let your voice be heard, that with your continued support, with the USMCA passed into law, with President Donald Trump in the White House, and with God’s help, we’re going to make America more prosperous than ever before," Pence said. "And I promise you: We will make America great again."