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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Rep. Marshall Applauds US-Mexico Trade Agreement

August 27, 2018
Press Release

MANHATTAN, KS- Congressman Marshall commends President Trump for negotiating a win-win bilateral trade agreement with Mexico.

"From day one President Trump promised that he would negotiate free and fair trade deals that would put America first. I am thrilled to see him make good on that promise by modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and striking a bilateral agreement with Mexico.”

The deal updates the NAFTA agreement so that it meets the demands of the 21st-century global economy. 

"The days of taking advantage of our American businesses and producers are over. I want to commend USTR and their work to reach an agreement with Mexico. My hunch is that our agreement with Mexico will put pressure on Canada to come to the negotiating table so that we can restore a full and true modernized NAFTA agreement."

By Friday, August 31st, we expect the Administration to send their intent to sign to Congress. That notice will be followed shortly by the full text being made public.

“I look forward to fully reviewing the agreement and swift approval by Congress. I’ve said it over and over again, our farmers need certainty, and solidifying this deal with our Mexican markets is a crucial piece to the puzzle.”

“With this agreement, Kansas producers will be treated more fairly as it explicitly reduces trade-distorting policies on agricultural goods and promotes complete transparency between the US and Mexico."

This announcement continued the good news for the economy, with the stock market hitting all-time highs once the US and Mexico reached the trade deal.