The Internal Market Act, due to be introduced tomorrow, will ensure that goods from Northern Ireland continue to have unfettered access to the UK market, while clearly specifying EU state aid rules, which WASHINGTON, DC – today, during a joint hearing in the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee , MP Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) will express his concerns about the possible consequences of the Brexit referendum on the Good Friday agreement. Boyle has been calling for congressional hearings on the issue since March 2016 and is concerned about the potential negative impact of Brexit on the historic peace deal. Last week, Boyle sent a letter to President Donald Trump before the president`s meeting with the British P.M. Theresa May in which he expressed his concerns. He said it would be truly tragic if the UK violated that agreement and that there would be no trade agreement between the United States and Britain if it did. Fortunately, britain may adopt a Brexit deal that preserves the Good Friday deal. The withdrawal agreement negotiated between Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union ensures there will be no return to a hard border in Ireland. We are asking our friends in the British Parliament to adopt this proposal or another Proposal on Brexit that preserves an open border. America`s role in the peace process is often misunderstood, including Philadelphia Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle, who tweeted last week: “The United States is, by law, guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement. We will not stand idly by to diminish or destroy it. The election of Joe Biden as president of the United States has “profoundly changed” the dynamics of a trade agreement between Britain and the United States and will ensure that the Good Friday agreement is protected, said an Irish-American congressman. Brexit supporters have touted the possibility of a free trade deal with the US after Brexit.

At every meeting our delegation held from 10 Downing Street to Stormont, we made it clear that there could be no trade agreement between the United States and Great Britain if the Good Friday agreement was compromised. Spokesman Pelosi said in London: “If there were a weakening of the Good Friday agreements, there would be no chance of a trade agreement between the United States and Britain… Don`t even think about it. Each member of the congressional delegation is a member of the House Ways – Means Committee, which is responsible for all trade agreements.