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Pascrell Leads Call for NAFTA Labor Reforms

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), led 84 of their colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer making clear that Mexico must pass meaningful labor reforms before consideration of any renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “We wr... Read more »

Pascrell Comments on Ongoing Trade Negotiations With China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement in advance of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s testimony before the committee next week on trade negotiations with China. “With the March 1 deadline rapidly approaching, I am eager to hear from Ambassador Lighthizer on the administ... Read more »

Pascrell Decries Ballooning Trade Deficit

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– Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued a statement on reports that the United States deficit climbed to a decade-long high in October amid a record shortfall with China. “The trade deficit in October rose to a 10-year high despite Trump’s promises to cut it. Ironically, the record shortfall with China... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on China Tariff Ceasefire, Trump NAFTA Threats

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued a statement in response to a news report late Saturday evening that the Trump administration was issuing a 90-day “ceasefire” on its issuance of new tariffs against Chinese imports. Pascrell also responded to Trump’s threats to terminate NAFTA to force Congress to approve the... Read more »

Pascrell, Levin Call for Fair Mexican Labor Elections

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– Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, and Representative Sander Levin (D-MI-09) wrote a letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging the Trump administration to push the Mexican government to protect the rights of organized labor in Mexico. “We write as s... Read more »

Pascrell Testifies Before International Trade Commission

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– U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, testified this morning urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to complete a robust study on the likely impacts of a renegotiated NAFTA agreement on the United States economy, on jobs and wages, and on specific American industry sectors. A copy of Rep. Pascrell’s prepar... Read more »

Pascrell Reacts to Notification of Trade Talks With EU, UK, Japan

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, reacted to the announcement by the Trump administration that it would seek to initiate trade negotiations with the European Union, the UK, and Japan: “I welcome the Administration’s notification that it intends to engage in trade agreement negotiations with our allies in the Europea... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on KORUS Announcement

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, reacted to modifications approved by the United States and South Korea to the United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). “I support Ambassador Lighthizer’s effort to renegotiate the KORUS Agreement to help achieve a better deal for U.S. businesses and workers. Signi... Read more »

Pascrell, Ways and Means Democrats, Oppose Potential New Trade Negotiations with Philippines

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U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, and Democratic Trade Subcommittee members Reps. Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Sandy Levin (MI-09), Ron Kind (WI-03), Danny Davis (IL-07), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) wrote a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in response to his Senate testimony that the U.S. may pursue a... Read more »

Pascrell Denounces Trump Labor Day Slur on Trumka

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) condemned Donald Trump for his Labor Day attack on AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka. “What does Donald Trump know about Labor Day? He hasn’t worked an honest day in his life. He scammed union laborers who built his crummy casinos. Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn about working Americans. His fake populist campaign is the greatest political fraud e... Read more »

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