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Chairman Brady Statement on Bipartisan Trade Meeting with President Trump

February 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement today after attending a bipartisan trade meeting with President Trump and congressional leaders:

“We had a constructive meeting with the President today. I emphasized that we support his efforts to hold China accountable for their unfair trade practices and overcapacity.

“As he considers his next step in the steel and aluminum investigations, we must build on the benefits we are seeing throughout our economy because of his leadership on tax and regulatory reform – and avoid any action that could reverse that trend and harm American companies, workers, and consumers.  

“I committed to continuing to work with him to identify a narrow and targeted remedy that is balanced, effective, protects national security and economic interests across America, and addresses the root problem of China’s distortive practices.

“President Trump understands the need for strong collaboration between Congress and the Administration given our Constitutional role in trade policy. We are dedicated to working together on a positive, pro-growth trade agenda that benefits my constituents in Texas and Americans across the country.”