08.02.19

Chairman Roberts Applauds Expanded U.S. Beef Access to the EU

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced an agreement between the United States and the European Union (EU) to allow more U.S. beef imports.

“This agreement will provide some relief to American ranchers during an uncertain trading atmosphere,” said Roberts. “I appreciate the Administration acting on my decades-long persistence in pushing for greater access for U.S. beef in the EU. I look forward to the upcoming EU Parliament vote to seal this deal.”

On June 13, Chairman Roberts held a hearing to gain insight from the Trump Administration on its trade efforts. Roberts urged officials to strengthen current trade agreements and aggressively seek new agreements. Click here to read and watch Roberts’ opening statement, as well as the full hearing.

In 2016, the U.S. took action against the EU over discriminatory trade practices on American beef imports.Click here to read more.

From his post as both Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and as a senior member of the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction on trade, Roberts has long been outspoken on the benefits of increased access to foreign markets for American farmers and ranchers.

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