WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following statement after joining President Trump at the U.S.-China phase one trade agreement signing ceremony at the White House.
“It’s a good day for American businesses, especially farmers and ranchers. This agreement is a big step towards a stronger, more reliable trading relationship between the U.S. and China,” said Chairman Roberts. “I’m glad to see this administration holding China accountable. And, I look forward to seeing this framework established and launching the next phase of this important agreement.”
Chairman Roberts, an outspoken advocate for free trade and for improving access to global markets for farmers and ranchers, is also a senior member of the Senate Committee on Finance, which has jurisdiction on trade.
In March 2019, Roberts led a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to President Trump supporting “the continued prioritization of a timely, transparent, and science-based system for the approvals of agricultural biotechnology products” with regard to China.
In June 2019, Roberts held a hearing to learn more about the administration’s efforts to open new and expand existing markets, including China, for agricultural producers. Click here to watch the hearing.