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On Wednesday, at the invitation of President Donald J. Trump, Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., attended the official White House ceremony for the signing of the USMCA trade agreement. Canada and Mexico are the United States’ two single-largest trading partners.
The long-anticipated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement that went into force January 1994. Mexican lawmakers ratified the deal in December, and Canadian officials are expected to signed off on it in the coming weeks.
U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall visited Western Plains Medical Complex on Jan. 22 and answered questions presented by attendees.
Marshall currently serves Kansas’ 1st Congressional District.
Marshall opened first, by talking about what he perceived to be the biggest news: agriculture in Kansas.
He talked about how steps for improvement in agriculture have been taken, highlighting the U.S.-China trade deal being signed and saying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, should follow shortly.
WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, the House of Representatives passed a 4-week continuing resolution, H.R. 3055, which, among other shortcomings, fails to adequately provide for America’s armed forces and continues to increase the national debt by kicking the can down the road. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., voted NO, and issued the following statement:
Today, the House passed H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which, among other things, raises the debt ceiling. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., voted no, and issued a statement following its passage out of the House:
Washington D.C.- Congressman Marshall will vote against today’s proposal saying the new deal missed the mark by a large margin.
“This ‘compromise’ is totally unacceptable,” Marshall said. “I’m not sure how this negotiating process went from bad to worse. The President was very clear about needing 5.7 billion to build 230 miles of the wall across the southern border. I cannot support a deal that only funds 55 miles of the wall.”
WASHINGTON D.C.- Today Congressman Marshall was proud to vote for $5.7 billion in border security funds, fully funding President Trump’s request. The funding was included as part of a partial continuing resolution that funds several agencies through February 8th. The bill now goes to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future.
WASHINGTON D.C.- Congressman Marshall voted in support of H.J.RES. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment. Rep. Marshall was elected by the people in the First District to hold Washington accountable, he was extremely disappointed that it failed to pass the House today.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Marshall, M.D. voted in support of the omnibus spending package. The bill appropriates the funds agreed upon in the FY 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act. This appropriations package has victories that will directly impact Kansas, including a crucial fix for Section 199A, a delay of the Electronic Logging Device mandate on livestock haulers, pay raises for our troops at Fort Riley, expanding rural broadband access, and funds for school safety measures.