WASHINGTON -- Senator Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science and member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture – released the following statement after attending the White House signing ceremony with President Trump of the Phase One trade deal with China.
“Today, the United States and China signed an historic trade agreement that will open new trade opportunities for farmers, producers and manufacturers across Kansas. I was pleased to join President Trump at the White House for the signing ceremony. This agreement includes a commitment by China to purchase at least $40 billion annually in agricultural products from the United States each of the next two years. This agreement is also a first step in addressing China’s misbehavior on trade, such as the theft of American intellectual property and forced technology transfer. Congress must work to make certain China lives up to its agreement and hold China accountable if its bad behavior continues. I will urge the administration to reach an agreement with China that removes U.S. tariffs and China’s retaliatory tariffs that are damaging to Kansas.”