Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement on the announced breakthrough between the U.S and Mexico on NAFTA:

“This conceptual agreement with Mexico is an encouraging development as we work to renegotiate NAFTA,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “It is vital that we continue our efforts to reach a positive agreement with Canada as well, as our district’s economy relies on this critical relationship. In fact, since NAFTA took effect in 1994, New York has added 2.7 million new jobs. During my visits with businesses and families across our district, it is clear that uncertainty over NAFTA is already having real consequences for our region and these will only grow if a conceptual agreement with Canada is not reached soon.”