Burchett appointed to Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 13, 2020) -- U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) has been appointed to the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. The group is important for maintaining a strong relationship between the legislatures of both countries and collaborating on common issues, such as trade and security along the U.S.-Canada border.
“It is an honor to join the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group. Tennessee is ninth among states in terms of exports to Canada, annually sending over $8 billion worth of goods to our friends north of the border. This number will grow under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which went into effect a few days ago. I look forward to working with members of the Canadian Parliament on strengthening our respective nations,” Rep. Burchett said following his appointment.
“With the recent enactment of the USMCA, it is more important than ever for our respective legislatures to have a forum where leaders can come together to collaborate to help ensure the success of the historic trade agreement. That is why I am proud to have appointed Tim Burchett to serve on the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group. I have no doubt that Tim’s steadfast leadership and guidance will further our mutual goals of boosting trade while helping to strengthen our economies,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.