More on Trade
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement this evening in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.
“Tonight President Trump struck a tone of unity, positivity, and opportunity for Americans of all walks of life in his annual State of the Union address. With over 5 million jobs created and a rapidly expanding economy, President Trump has led the way on pro-growth initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory relief.
Our borders reflect the history, geography, and sovereignty of our nation. We monitor and defend them for a number of reasons, including the protection of American citizens from illegal drugs and individuals who would do us harm. The United States is a nation of laws, applied broadly and evenly, with no person outside their reach. If any of us break the law, we face consequences. Our society and legal system rely on these consequences to discourage widespread crime.
It’s a new year and a new Congress. While I would have preferred to retain Republican control of the House for the 116th Congress, I believe there are many things we can accomplish in Washington to serve the best interests of the American people.
2018 has been a productive year. The economic benefits of tax reform are on display throughout the country with businesses expanding and jobs being created all around us. While there is much left to be done, I’d like to discuss a few of our proudest accomplishments from the past year.
This week, we said goodbye to former President George H. W. Bush after his death at age 94 at his home in Houston. At the time of his wife’s death in April of this year, he and former First Lady Barbara Bush had been married for 73 years, which is the longest presidential marriage in history. President Bush will be remembered for many things, chief among them his governing during the collapse of the Soviet Union and his leadership during the Gulf War.
On Friday, President Trump, along with Mexican President Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minster Trudeau, signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The USMCA is the culmination of more than a year of negotiations between our three countries in order to update and build upon the success of NAFTA. I look forward to playing an active role in the review process as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade agreements.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after representatives of the United States, Mexico, and Canada signed the USMCA trade agreement in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the below statement following the Trump administration’s announcement of a trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the below statement following a September 26 summit between President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan which produced a joint statement outlining plans for future trade negotiations.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement today after President Trump announced his intention to expand access to 15 percent ethanol blends in gasoline (E-15) year-round.