WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined President Donald J. Trump at the White House as he signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, which the Senate passed earlier this month by a vote of 89 to 10. Senator Capito released the below statement following the event:

“The USMCA supports robust economic growth in North America, and it ensures that West Virginia manufacturers and transporters are treated fairly. President Trump kept his promise that he would improve the outdated NAFTA and put American workers first, and USMCA does just that. I was proud to stand alongside President Trump today as he signed this critical agreement that works for West Virginia—especially our auto, chemical, and aluminum industries.”


President Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed the USMCA on November 30th, 2018, and it was passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of Representatives in December 2019. Senator Capito is a member of three of the six committees that USMCA went through in the Senate before coming to the Senate floor for a final vote. Those committees include the Appropriations Committee, the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

Senator Capito was among the group of bipartisan senators that voted in favor of USMCA. The agreement passed by a vote of 89 to 10.

Click here for Senator Capito’s statement following its passage in the Senate, and click here for a one-pager on how USMCA will benefit West Virginia.

Photos from today’s event are include below:

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Senator Capito pictured above with West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt and West Virginia Farm Bureau President Charlie Wilfong.

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Senator Capito attends the White House signing ceremony of the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement.

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Senator Capito joins her colleague Senator Braun of Indiana at the White House.

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