Pence asks Tennesseans to support Mexico-Canada trade deal

Vice President Mike Pence poses for a photograph in Goodlettsville, Tennessee / Source: VP Mike Pence Twitter @VP

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence is urging Tennesseans to call the state's two Democratic congressmen and ask them to help pass the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

Pence's remarks came at a speech to several hundred people at a Tyson Foods plant outside of Nashville on Monday.

The event was sponsored by Trade Works for America, a bipartisan coalition advocating passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Pence said he believes the votes are there to pass the agreement if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bring it up for a vote.

He urged attendees to call U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper, of Nashville, and Steve Cohen, of Memphis, and tell them, "Tennessee needs the USMCA."

Pence was joined by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee.

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10/7/2019 4:18:29 PM (GMT -4:00)