Boozman, Flake

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)

Senator Boozman: (5:26 p.m.)

  • Spoke on health and wellness.
    • "Mr. President, I rise to recognize the role of nutrition in the health and wellness of our nation and the development of our children. Arkansas agricultural producers play a vital role in providing affordable, nutritious food, not only for our state and country, but for the entire world. March is recognized as national nutrition month. This is a time to focus attention on the importance of a balanced diet, healthy eating choices. As a co-chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus, I'm committed to supporting and raising awareness of efforts that provide nutritious, healthy meals, creating policies that fight hunger and supporting programs that have proven successful."


Senator Flake: (5:31 p.m.)

  • Spoke on tariffs.
    • "But a week later, Brazil takes another move, the president might seek to re-impose or make the burden heavier. That simply doesn't work if you're trying to achieve economic growth and if you're trying to convince countries to enter into trade partnerships with you, particularly when you're dealing with our allies. That's no way to treat your allies. I understand free trade is sometimes a challenge. I understand that it's a challenge on the campaign trail, certainly, it's often easier to point to a shuttered factory and blame trade or immigration or some other convenient scapegoat other than what is usually the case, it's modernization or meccanization or something that has meant that we have increased productivity or the best capital to facilitate trade."