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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Marshall: 'ecstatic' US-CANADA reach NAFTA deal

October 1, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.- Congressman Marshall released the following statement about the U.S. and Canada reaching a deal on NAFTA. 

 “After more than a year of negotiations, I am ecstatic to see Canada agree to a fair deal and join the U.S. and Mexico in reinstating NAFTA,”Rep. Marshall said. “Last year Kansas exports to Canada totaled $2.5 billion dollars, so having Canada on board is a huge win for Kansas.” 

In total, trade supports 400,000 jobs across Kansas and Rep. Marshall’s district is the second-most NAFTA dependent district in the country.

 “From day one this administration advocated for fair trade agreements. The past year has been hard not knowing what agreement would come out of the administration’s tough negotiations, but rural America had confidence in the President and his trade negotiators that we’d strike a better deal.”  

This agreement will eliminate Canada’s class 7 milk pricing scheme and includes provisions requiring equity in grain grading, two significant wins for Kansas. 

“Kansas dairy is a big winner here, and Kansas farmers and ranchers will see the benefit of this deal for decades,” Rep. Marshall said.

“I look forward to reviewing the details and supporting the agreement when it comes time for congressional consideration,”Rep. Marshall said. “But I want to certainly want to thank President Trump and the folks at USTR who have spent months working long hours and through the weekends negotiating to secure a fair deal for America.”
In March, Rep. Marshall met with Ambassadors from Canada and Mexico, as well as US negotiators and economic leaders for the 7th round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City, Mexico

“I’ve been honored to be a small piece of this process, and ensure Kansa ag had a voice at the table.”