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(Washington, D.C.) Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) praised an announcement by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood that the Administration will be moving forward with a proposal to negotiate an end to the Mexican tariffs on agricultural products in Washington state and across the country. LaHood called Murray earlier today and she urged him to move quickly to implement the proposal. Murray also called on the Mexican government to immediately end their tariffs now that a proposal has been put forward.

“I am glad that the Administration is moving forward with a plan to finally end the devastating Mexican tariffs on Washington state agricultural products,” said Senator Patty Murray. “I have been working closely with farmers and growers across Washington state to fight against these unfair tariffs that are killing jobs and hurting the local agricultural industry. Now that this proposal has been put forward, I am strongly urging the Mexican government to end their harmful tariffs immediately and allow our farmers to once again compete on the level playing field they deserve”

Click here for information on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposal.