Federal Spotlight: ABI Joins USMCA Coalition and Immigration Compact

February 28, 2019

Early this week, two coalitions announced their initiatives, and ABI is part of both groups that are key to Iowa’s economy.

On Tuesday, more than 200 trade associations and businesses launched the USMCA Coalition, which will advocate for congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Over the coming weeks and months, the USMCA Coalition will make the case for expeditious passage of the agreement to members of Congress, and it will work to educate the American public about the benefits of the new deal.

On Monday, more than 40 Iowa business, academic and civic leaders signed the Iowa Compact on Immigration. The compact is a set of principles to guide the immigration discussion at the state and federal level. It supports federal immigration reforms, as well as statewide policies that recognize the valuable contributions immigrants make to Iowa as workers, business owners, taxpayers, and consumers.