Phil Scott on Free Trade
Congress should pass USMCA trade deal
A new, and better, trade agreement--known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)--was put forward, we are still waiting for the agreement to be reviewed, and ratified, by the U.S Congress. Every day that passes before the agreement is ratified in
Congress is another day employers, workers and families are not benefiting from the new opportunities it makes possible and the higher standards it sets. We urge Congress to give it prompt consideration and move swiftly forward with ratification.
Source: Gubernatorial press release for 2020 Vermont governor race
, Jun 20, 2019
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA
The USMCA is a new trade pact among the United States, Mexico and Canada, intended as a stronger and modernized replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Gov. Phil Scott (R-VT): "I'm very pleased to see leaders in the U.S., Mexico and Canada come to an initial agreement that modernizes the free trade agreement governing these three countries while keeping our trilateral partnership intact."
Source: White House press release in 2018 Vermont Governor's race
, Oct 2, 2018
Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore
During the summer of 2011, Lt. Governor Scott attended parades, fairs and farmers markets throughout the state, spreading the message "Buy Local: It's not just for hippies anymore."
What does he mean by "it's not just for hippies?" Buying local
doesn't have to mean buying organic or paying more for products & services. Buying local also doesn't have to be a strictly "liberal" message, although it's often been portrayed that way in the past. Supporting our neighbors has no partisan affiliation.
Buying Local is for everyone.
The Lieutenant Governor's office offers an excellent opportunity to promote Vermont products and the Vermont brand. While it's important to market Vermont outside the state, Lt. Governor Scott wants to make sure we don't
ignore the opportunities to market ourselves within our own communities. And "Candidate Scott" walks the walk: In all of his election campaigns, Phil Scott has worked exclusively with vendors and consultants within Vermont's borders.
Source: 2014 Vermont Gubernatorial campaign website PhilScott.org
, Nov 1, 2014
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