Rep. Roger Marshall joined the House Ways and Means Committee on a bipartisan trip to the 7th round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City, Mexico this week. This trip came on the heels of Marshall’s meeting with President Donald Trump last week at the White House, also discussing the importance of preserving NAFTA and expanding trade.
"My colleagues know how hard I have been fighting for NAFTA, I was ecstatic to be invited to join this trip,” Marshall said. “I represent the second-most NAFTA dependent district in the country, and I was honored to advocate on behalf of our Kansas producers with leaders from Mexico and Canada."
"It is only from having these conversations and one-on-one engagement with our trade partners that cooperation and solutions will be found. We must continue to have these discussions and move a trade agreement, that works for all parties involved, forward."
On this trip, Marshall met with ambassadors from Canada and Mexico, as well as US negotiators and economic leaders.
“The negotiating teams are first class folks. The best thing we saw this weekend was serious engagement from all countries. It was clear from these meetings that all three countries have a sense of loyalty to each other because we have all seen how well this agreement can work for us. While there may be specific issues where we disagree, all three countries share the same goal of a modernized NAFTA in a way where no one is slighted.”
Congressman Marshall went on this trip with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)