House and Senate Agriculture Committees Pass Trade Resolution

February 28, 2019

HSB 199, a Concurrent Resolution, was debated in the House Agriculture Committee on Feb. 26. The goal of the resolution is to encourage Congressional action on the pending multilateral trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. There was a split between GOP representatives, many of whom are farmers by profession and were in favor of this resolution, and some Democrat representatives. There were some who raised concerns the resolution did not include China, however, it still passed unanimously. On Wednesday, the Senate passed the companion resolution, SCR 7, out of the Agriculture Committee on a 12-0 unanimous vote. Both resolutions will now be eligible to be passed on the floor of the House and Senate.