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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

French President Macron: “There’s No Planet B”


Apr 25, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to today’s Joint Congressional Address by French President Emmanuel Macron:

“Today, President Emmanuel Macron delivered an excellent statement.  Macron’s tough emphasis on protecting the environment was welcomed.  As Macron stated, ‘there’s no planet B.’”

“We have a major trade deficit with France and the European Union and Macron simply urged us to work through the World Trade Organization which has consistently been harmful to American working families.”

“Further, Macron did not deal with the issue of ‘burden sharing’ except to point out that some of the burdens from defending central and eastern European Democracies have been taken on by France and other European Union countries.  I hope that France will work with the United States to increase the commitment of the European allies to our common defense.”

“Lastly, I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak briefly with President Macron and shake his hand.  He has a very strong grip.  Perhaps he’s been working out—preparing for his encounter with President Trump.”