Smith Applauds Trump Administration Agreement to Send U.S. Beef to China

Jun 12, 2017 Issues: Agriculture, Trade, Ways & Means

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Trump administration finalized an agreement to restore trade access for U.S. beef to China for the first time since 2003.

“We know opening more markets for Nebraska agriculture producers is crucial to their continued success in feeding the world, and restoring access to China is an incredible step forward,” Smith said. “There is no doubt consumers in China will be pleased with the quality of Nebraska beef. I applaud President Trump and his administration for their leadership in this effort, and I will continue to stress the importance of strong trade policy which benefits U.S. agriculture and consumers around the globe.”

Smith serves on the Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade, and is the founder and co-chairman of the Modern Agriculture Caucus.  

Smith also recently introduced a resolution in the House calling on the Trump administration to negotiate a trade agreement with Japan.