IADC Joins Coalition to Support Congressional Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Houston (15 February 2019) – To advocate for the swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) during the 116th Congress, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has joined the Pass USMCA Coalition.

Pass USMCA is a bipartisan effort led by Democrat Gary Locke, former ambassador to China, secretary of commerce, and governor of Washington; and Republican Rick Dearborn, who has served two U.S. presidents and six U.S. senators.

The coalition is focused on supporting swift passage of the USMCA by highlighting its unique benefits to America’s workers, consumers, businesses and economy.

“When the USMCA was announced last year, IADC was supportive as it included provisions that promoted the swift movement of equipment and personnel across the borders of North America, an issue that is particularly important to IADC’s membership,” said IADC President Jason McFarland. “Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 14 million U.S. jobs across many sectors, which in turn drives billions of dollars in annual U.S. exports. The Pass USMCA Coalition is comprised of a diverse group of industries, who all share a similar goal of encouraging free and fair trade in North America.”

About IADC

Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit IADC at www.iadc.org and www.DrillingContractor.org.