Rep. Rose, VP Pence, Secretary Perdue urge USMCA passage
Monday, October 7, 2019 2:50 pm
GALLATIN, TN - U.S. Representative John Rose (TN-6) was proud to welcome Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Tennessee's Sixth Congressional District today. Vice President Pence and Secretary Perdue visited Tennessee to emphasize the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for Tennessee jobs and its passage by the United States House of Representatives.
"What an honor to welcome Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary Sonny Perdue to our district today," Rep. Rose said. "I appreciate their efforts to expedite passage of the USMCA by the United States House of Representatives, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stalled for nearly a year. I have always been a strong supporter of the USMCA, and so has Tennessee. In fact, more than 32,500 Tennessee jobs depend on manufacturing exports to Canada and Mexico. It's time for Congress to put aside partisan politics and put the interests of the American people first. I extend my wholehearted support and gratitude to the Vice President and the Secretary for their efforts to finally secure passage of one of President Trump's top priorities."
Vice President Pence and Secretary Perdue visited Tyson Foods in Goodlettsville, TN, with U.S. Representative Rose on October 7, 2019. Like countless other job-creators in Tennessee, Tyson is depending on the swift passage of the USMCA. President Donald J. Trump signed the agreement with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on November 30, 2018, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has thus far refused to bring it up for a vote in the United States House of Representatives.
U.S. Representative John Rose represents Tennessee's Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their son, Guy. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White, and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties.