The next legislative battles for Congress are likely to be trade and immigration reform. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says with the farm bill completed those two are the most likely areas up for spirited debate. He’s hoping lawmakers take their time before settling on any trade deals.
Johnson says while he’s hoping Congress takes their time with trade, he’s expecting a real problem with them coming to any type of common ground on immigration anytime very soon.
He says what most concerns him about trade in general is our massive trade deficit.
Johnson adds another real problem concerning trade is the current divisiveness over trade promotion authority legislation with the President and Senate Majority Leader on opposite sides of the debate.