Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts: The Importance of Free Trade

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts

President Donald Trump, as one of his first executive actions after the January inauguration, ordered a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“The worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere,” he called NAFTA last year.

But Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts has told the president on three occasions, he said, about the importance of free trade to agriculture in states like his own.

In a speech in Washington on Tuesday, the Republican senator said he would continue fighting for NAFTA improvements that broaden markets for Kansas farmers and ranchers.

“We are fighting a pervasive view that our economy has not benefited from NAFTA,” Roberts said. “And that is simply not right.”

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