THEY SAID IT!
U.S. Representative Holding Discusses How Free Trade Has Benefited Farmers
U.S. Representative George Holding: “If Farmers From My District Were Here Today With Us, I Think They Would Echo The Points That Have Been Raised [That Tariffs Hurt Farmers].” “Like other members here, I completely agree that the issue of unfair trade practices by China must be addressed. North Carolina has a very diverse economy. I’ve heard from folks at home regarding how trade actions impact agriculture and manufacturing sectors and if farmers from my district were here today with us, I think they’d echo the points that have been raised by Mr. Heisdorffer. So, Mr. Heisdorffer, you mentioned in your remarks that there is room to expand our exports to China and you mentioned that we should focus on expanding our trade rather than restricting it and I would agree with you. So, my question to you is can you elaborate on what specifically we can do in order to expand our exports to China and what barriers do you see right now that prevent us from expanding our exports to China?” (Committee On Ways & Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 4/12/18)