Trump Signs New Trade Agreement with China, Pelosi Pushes Impeachment

January 15, 2020
Press Release

Today, President Donald Trump signed a new trade agreement with China. According to reports in the media, the agreement means China will purchase $200 billion more in goods and services from the United States over the next two years.

Included in the purchases is $50 billion in agricultural goods, which will help farmers across the nation, including Michigan. The new agreement has already been praised by a number of American agriculture organizations.

Also happening today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a vote to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for a trial. House Democrats voted to impeach President Trump last month with no bipartisan support. Today's vote was a similar party-line vote.

Impeachment is opposed by a majority of Michigan residents, according to a poll released by The Detroit News last week.

Similarly, a group of Saginaw residents said in December they overwhelmingly do not support impeachment and believe it is "a distraction from the issues that would actually improve their lives."

Congressman John Moolenaar made the following statement on today’s news:

“Today, President Trump kept his promise to the American people to negotiate better trading conditions with China. All Americans understand that China was taking advantage of some policies, and in certain cases it was stealing intellectual property from American companies. This agreement is another step in the right direction toward a better deal with China, and it will mean more opportunities for farmers to sell their products in that country.

“Unfortunately, on the same day of this new agreement for our country, Speaker Pelosi is pushing impeachment once again. Democrats have wanted to impeach President Trump since he took office, and while the president is focused on supporting America’s strong economy with low unemployment and growing wages, Democrats are pursuing their own partisan agenda. Speaker Pelosi wants the Senate trial to go on for weeks, which means Michigan families will have to wait even longer for their priorities to be finished.”