Vice President Mike Pence visits South Jordan medical manufacturer

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SOUTH JORDAN (ABC4 News)- Vice President Mike Pence was in South Jordan on Thursday to rally support for the U.S. Mexico and Canada trade agreement (USMCA).

The vice president toured Merit Medical Systems. A plant that manufactures disposable medical devices.

The company employs nearly 4,000 people in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Vice President Pence says the trade proposal would replace NAFTA, it would roll back regulations and cut taxes.

“The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement! I’ve been traveling all across the United States because it’s time we get the U.S., Mexico, Canada deal done and get it done this year,” United States Vice President Mike Pence said.

In his speech, the Vice President called on Congressman Ben McAdams to get the job done.

“Congressman McAdams who is in the majority in the Congress I am going o ask you a favor when you get back to Washington D.C. tell Speaker Pelosi to put the USMCA on the floor and tell her that Utah and America need to USMCA this year.”

Congressman McAdams took to Twitter saying he did call on Democrats to pass the agreement back in July.

The USMCA would boost U.S. GDP by $68.2 billion and would add roughly 176,000 jobs.

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