The United States government must actively pursue measures to ensure an equal and fair trade relationship with all of our trading partners. Competitive international trade should be included as part of a broader, long-term strategy to grow our nation’s economy.

Given the opportunity to compete on a level playing field, U.S. industries can achieve substantial economic success in international markets.  This success can result in jobs and opportunities for millions of American citizens.

It is imperative that free trade also be fair trade.  In analyzing any new trade deal, I believe that the President, the Administration, and Congress should work together to negotiate a trade deal that will be in the best interest of Alabamians and all Americans.

I will continue to monitor the effects of trade measures closely as President Trump implements his Trade Policy Agenda, and I will support policies that protect American jobs and industries from unfair foreign competition.