Reichert Statement on Trade and Agriculture Meeting at the White House

Jul 26, 2018 Issues: Trade

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, attended a meeting at the White House to discuss trade and agriculture.

"I appreciated the opportunity to speak with the President directly and share examples of how the Section 232 and 301 tariffs are hurting farmers, workers, and consumers in my home state of Washington. From contracts cancelled by customers abroad to increased costs on imported equipment, our agricultural industry is feeling the pain both from the Administration’s tariffs on certain U.S. imports and the retaliatory tariffs placed by our trading partners on our exports. While I share the Administration’s goal of helping America’s farmers, we can best support their efforts with a long-term solution that provides certainty and not only protects their access to overseas markets but opens up new market opportunities. I remain committed to working with the President and his Administration to ensure America’s farmers have the chance to compete globally and win, creating jobs here at home."