Hoeven Presses for Positive Trade Resolution at Meeting with President

Senator Continues Working to Get Best Possible Trade Deals for North Dakota Industries

WASHINGTON – At a White House meeting today, Senator John Hoeven pressed for resolution to trade negotiations and to secure the best possible deals for the nation’s farmers, ranchers, energy producers, manufacturers and other industries. The senator outlined the need to secure good trade deals as soon as possible to prevent uncertainty for North Dakota producers. Hoeven also emphasized the importance of getting the trade deals completed, combined with tax reform and regulatory relief, in continuing to grow the economy.

“I met with the president again today and outlined the importance of securing better trade deals for our nation, particularly our farmers and ranchers as soon as possible. We need to keep open valuable export markets and take down barriers so that American products can continue to compete,” said Hoeven. “The president again indicated that the administration is making progress in the negotiations with Mexico and Canada, which could lead to a trade deal on NAFTA by early fall.”