WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement today after joining President Donald Trump and other senators at the White House for a meeting focused on U.S. trade policy:

“This afternoon at the White House, I had a good conversation with President Trump on the importance of trade to Nebraska and our country as a whole. During our conversation, I highlighted the significance of NAFTA to agriculture exports and related manufacturing jobs. I also stressed the need to safeguard the competitive advantage our agriculture producers and manufacturers have worked so hard to build. I look forward to continuing these discussions with the president and his administration in the weeks to come.”

Additional Background:

In September, Fischer sent a letter to President Trump urging him not to terminate the South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA).

In May, Senator Fischer led a letter with 18 senators to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stressing the positive economic impact of NAFTA.

For more information, click here to read the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s new report on the value of NAFTA to Nebraska.