Washington, D.C. – “While the last administration saw America lose 200,000 manufacturing jobs, since President Donald Trump’s election, we’ve seen more than half a million manufacturing jobs created all across America, including more than 18,000 here in Arizona.
But that’s just what this businessman-turned-President Donald Trump calls a ‘good start,’” Vice President Mike Pence writes in the Arizona Daily Star.
Now, Congress must decide whether it cares more about American workers than politics. “To keep the momentum going, Congress must pass a trade deal that President Trump negotiated with our neighbors to the North and South: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.”
The bottom line: “USMCA will add more than $68 billion to our economy and create another 176,000 American jobs. That includes nearly 50,000 good manufacturing jobs.”
“The Trump administration signed trade agreements with Japan on Monday that will eliminate or slash tariffs on $7 billion worth of U.S. farm products and foster digital trade,” Tom Howell Jr. reports for The Washington Times. “Japan will cut its levies on American beef, pork, wheat, cheese, wine and other products. Once implemented, more than 90% of U.S. farm imports into Japan will be duty-free or receive preferential tariff treatment.”
First Lady “Melania Trump said Monday that companies ‘must stop’ marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they are addictive and dangerous,” Darlene Superville reports for The Associated Press. Mrs. Trump became the first First Lady ever to visit the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters yesterday, where she addressed a rally to mark the start of the annual “Red Ribbon Week” later this month.
Americans won’t hear the facts from Democrats on their impeachment inquiry, as they’ve shrouded the process in secrecy and have already prejudged the case, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) writes in USA Today. If they want to demand transparency from the President, then Democrats must take their own advice and open up the process—now.