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Republican Senators ask admin to pursue new trade deals

A group of U.S. Senators have sent a letter to the Biden administration asking them to start negotiating new trade agreements.

Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member John Boozman from Arkansas says agriculture has more exports than imports, but that wasn’t true last year.

“This year, the trade deficit will be bigger than last year. That indicates to me we’re not doing a good job of creating the markets we need.”

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa says it doesn’t matter which trade deal the administration pursues, but the U.S. should be considering trade with different countries.

“We’re losing out on opportunities. That’s why we’ve partnered together with many others to represent our ag interests and manufacturing bases in getting additional trade agreements considered.”

The letter was sent on Wednesday and signed by several other Republican U.S. Senators from Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Kansas, South Dakota, Indiana and other states. Read the letter.

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