Nunes Discusses US–UK Ties with Top British Trade Official
Washington, July 19, 2016
In London yesterday, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes met with Liam Fox, Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade, to discuss ways to maintain and expand US–UK trade ties following the British vote to withdraw from the European Union. Chairman Nunes expressed his support for a new US–UK free trade agreement, pointing to a recent resolution introduced in Congress by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch that urges President Obama to enhance trade between the two nations.
"It's crucial that America keep all our trade ties to Britain as the UK begins separating from the EU," said Chairman Nunes. “Britain is one of America's most valuable and enduring allies, and we should move quickly to ensure that our trade partnership remains dynamic and vital.”
Chairman Brady said, “America and the United Kingdom have a special relationship and we will continue to support our good friend and ally. I am grateful for Devin's leadership as we move this resolution forward. We are committed to strengthening and expanding our commercial and economic ties between our two nations.”