More on Trade
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., released his “Tough On China” plan to combat China’s efforts to undermine the United States’ long-term interests in the areas of national security, health care, agriculture and trade.
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.
Phase One of the new China trade deal was signed Wednesday at the White House by President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. The enormous agreement represents an enormous victory for Kansas agriculture producers and manufacturers. This is yet another promise kept by our President that will continue to improve the lives of all Americans.
After almost two years of negotiations with China, phase one of the U.S.-China Trade Deal is complete.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed phase one of the deal which states the agreement requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime in the areas of; technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, and currency and foreign exchange.
“This is huge for Kansas, it’s huge for this country. It means thousands of jobs in Kansas, hundreds of millions of dollars of increasing exports,” said Rep. Roger Marshall.
The House of Representatives has approved a United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and is closer to handing President Donald Trump with a signature victory as he sought to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The House, on Dec. 19, voted to ratify the agreement and U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, a Kansas Republican and member of the House Agriculture Committee said the passage of the trade agreement will be a victory for farmers, small businesses and manufacturers. The new agreement was approved on a 385 to 41 vote.