WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement after he and other Senate Finance Committee Republicans met with President Trump at the White House on trade:

“We had a productive meeting at the White House today on our nation’s trade policy.  I’ve supported a number of the Trump administration’s actions on trade, including efforts to hold China accountable when it cheats and violates our laws.  I also made clear to the president today that while I support modernizing and improving NAFTA, withdrawing from the agreement would hurt Ohio workers who rely on these export jobs.  We need a balanced approach that opens our markets for exports, while also holding our trading partners accountable and levels the playing field for U.S. workers and businesses.  That’s the approach I will continue to fight for.” 

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