To advocate for the swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) during the 116th Congress, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has joined the Pass USMCA Coalition.Pass USMCA is a bipartisan effort led by Democrat Gary Locke, former ambassador to China, secretary of commerce, and governor of Washington; and Republican Rick Dearborn, who has served two U.S. presidents and six U.S. senators.
The coalition is focused on supporting swift passage of the USMCA by highlighting its unique benefits to America’s workers, consumers, businesses and economy.
“When the USMCA was announced last year, IADC was supportive as it included provisions that promoted the swift movement of equipment and personnel across the borders of North America, an issue that is particularly important to IADC’s membership,” said IADC President Jason McFarland. “Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 14 million U.S. jobs across many sectors, which in turn drives billions of dollars in annual U.S. exports. The Pass USMCA Coalition is comprised of a diverse group of industries, who all share a similar goal of encouraging free and fair trade in North America.”