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 Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
“I congratulate President Trump on signing the USMCA, and I thank him for strengthening the trading relationships with Canada and Mexico that our American farmers and ranchers have long depended on” said Roberts. “Today marks an important step towards congressional consideration, and I look forward to doing just that in the new year.”
On Sept. 13, Chairman Roberts held a hearing in the Agriculture Committee to gain insight from the Trump Administration on its trade efforts. Roberts stressed the importance of maintaining a good relationship with our closest trading partners. Click here to read and watch Roberts’ opening statement, as well as the full hearing.
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. Roberts has taken his concerns directly to President Trump, U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and other high-ranking officials in the Administration on numerous occasions.