Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) yesterday delivered remarks on the Senate floor on his resolution declaring the importance of the U.S.-U.K. “special relationship,” and the prime opportunity of reaching a free trade agreement between the two nations.
Sen. Lee said in part:
“The U.K. has been one of our staunchest and most loyal allies. We have stood beside each other through two world wars and the Cold War. In the 21st century, the U.S. and the U.K. have become even stronger friends and partners, both in the fight against global terrorism and for freedom, peace, and prosperity.
Now, an opportunity lies before us to strengthen this relationship more than ever before: by securing a free trade agreement between our two nations, which is the purpose of the resolution before us today.”