House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) echoed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s recent comments on NAFTA. Conaway is set to travel to Ottawa, Canada this weekend to continue negotiations.
“Sec. Perdue hit the nail on the head when he said we need to stop circling the ring in NAFTA negotiations and begin laying out concrete agriculture proposals,” Conaway said. “I know our delegation is eager to get up to Ottawa and communicate a sense of urgency to negotiators. We’re serious about getting this done and we need our Canadian counterparts to understand that time is of the essence here.”
Conaway will be joined by with Reps. David Rouzer (NC-7), John Faso (NY-19), Ted Yoho (FL-3), and Kurt Schrader (OR-5) on the CODEL to Ottawa to engage on production agriculture issues in advance of the next round of NAFTA negotiations.