Senator David Perdue: “This Is About Making Sure America Is Treated Fairly”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) urges the Senate to reject an procedural vote that included additional language geared towards tying President Trump’s hands in on-going trade negotiations.

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Trade floor speech


Tariffs Are Not The Goal: “I just don’t understand why this body continues to try to tie the hands of this President at every turn. We all know that enacting tariffs on all imports is not the goal here. This President is committed to creating a more level playing field for our workers and our companies here at home to compete.”

What We’re Up Against: “Looking at what we’re up against today, it’s easy to see why President Trump is insisting on getting America a better deal. Today, Canada has a 270% tariff on US milk. The EU keeps a 10% tariff on American autos. Brazil bans U.S. fresh, frozen, and processed pork products. China has a 15% tariff on American cars. The EU has a tariff of up to 26% on U.S. seafood. You can’t sell fresh American potatoes in most of Mexico.”

Results & A Level Playing Field: “We know there is an imbalance in trade around the world. This is about making sure America is treated fairly and is the best place to do business in the world. It’s about making America more competitive and secure. It’s about ensuring our economic and national security for the next 100 years. President Trump is taking a different approach, sometimes controversial, but he only wants one thing for America and that’s results and a level playing field with the rest of the world.”


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.