Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement after meeting with President Trump at the White House to discuss plans for trade.
"Tuesday morning, I met with President Trump at the White House to discuss work on future trade deals that put America and American workers first. Our past trade deals grew the economies of other countries while putting our own citizens in unemployment lines. The President and I agree those days are over.
"While our trade deficits with other countries continue to balloon, life is being drained out of the American dream. We have lost good paying jobs that allow people to buy homes, send their kids to college, give to their churches and have a nest egg for retirement.
"I took the opportunity to thank President Trump for his support of my "Buy American" provision that mandates the use of American made iron and steel in publicly funded infrastructure projects. I also applauded his efforts to expand the American manufacturing base. Revitalizing American manufacturing is the key component in "Making America Great Again'.
"It is great to finally have a leader in the White House like President Trump who shares my goal to put the American worker first in any trade deals our country makes. That also means treating the people who live in rural America with respect, and not as if their jobs and well-being are expendable."