WASHINGTON – Last weekend, Congressman Tom Rice traveled to Montreal with a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to participate in the sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The eleven member delegation met with senior government officials and key stakeholders from the United States, Canada, and Mexico throughout the weekend to further the successful negotiation of a NAFTA built for the 21st century.

Congressman Rice released the following statement upon returning from Montreal:

“We had productive conversations that demonstrated bipartisan support for maintaining NAFTA while modernizing parts of the agreement that will make America more competitive. It is imperative that the final agreement provides certainty for American farmers, manufacturers, consumers, and businesses that participate in our trade economy. This weekend’s meetings were a positive step forward in the NAFTA negotiations and I am confident we will reach a solution that aligns with our trade priorities and builds on the past successes of NAFTA to foster continued economic growth.”