WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) in introducing a resolution recognizing the mutual history and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.
“Since the end of World War II, the United States and the United Kingdom have been beacons of freedom to the world, standing together in the fight against tyranny” the senators wrote in the resolution. “The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom has driven economic prosperity and security cooperation in both nations for more than 70 years.”
The resolution expresses the Sense of the Senate that the President should lay the groundwork for a mutually advantageous trade agreement between the U.S. and the U.K.
“The President, with the support of Congress, should work to conclude negotiations for a comprehensive future trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom,” the resolution concludes. “The President, in consultation with Congress, should strive to reach a mutually advantageous resolution of commercial disagreements between the United States and the United Kingdom.”
In 2019, the total Anglo-American trade in goods and services was $273 billion, and the U.K. was the U.S.’s seventh largest trading partner in goods. The United States held a $21.8 billion total trade surplus with the U.K. in 2019, and American exports of goods and services to the U.K. supported an estimated 665,000 U.S. jobs in 2015.
Senators Cramer and Lee are joined on the resolution by Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Rick Scott (R-FL).
Click here to read the resolution.