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Pascrell, Arrington Introduce FAIR TARIFF Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) today introduced the For Accurate Import Relief To Aid Retailers and Importers of Foreign Freights (FAIR TARIFF) Act. The bipartisan bill would alleviate some of the costs American importers incur from the unfair process through which foreign tariffs were imposed, helping to shift the financial burden from American importers bac... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Landmark Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in favor of H.R.2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019. Pascrell cosponsors this comprehensive legislation that would strengthen protections for unionization and help millions of working Americans bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. “America’s workforce is the backbone of our economy,” said Rep... Read more »

Pascrell Laments Trump’s Renegotiated NAFTA Signing

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, today again assailed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico as it was signed into law at the White House. “Despite the administration’s artificial hoopla, this signing is no cause for celebration,” said Rep. Pas... Read more »

Pascrell Hammers So-Called China Agreement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, today blasted the announced phase one trade agreement with China. “This so-called deal is nothing to celebrate,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime critic of Trump’s trade policies and China’s authoritarian government. “Trump’s announcement is the equivalent of an arsonist demanding credit for putting a... Read more »

Pascrell Opposes NAFTA

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today announced on the House floor he would vote against final passage of H.R. 5430, implementing legislation allowing the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to be enacted. Pascrell also opposed reporti... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Spending Deal for the American People, Votes Against Border Wall Funding

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement regarding the House’s vote to approve the minibus spending bills H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which is Pascrell’s own bill: “Today the House considered two spending bills to fund our government for the next fiscal year. Both bills contained several of our shared priorities and wins for New Jersey and the American people, in... Read more »

Pascrell Votes Against NAFTA 2.0

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today voted against H.R. 5430, implementing legislation altering the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. “By moving forward on approving a new NAFTA in a bum’s rush, the House is making clear that the fix was i... Read more »

Pascrell Blasts So-Called China Trade Agreement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, reacted harshly to claims by the Trump White House that it had come to a tentative trade agreement with the Chinese government. “This trade agreement made between the United States and the China must be a dead letter,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime critic of Trump’s trade policies. “The chaos of Tr... Read more »

Pascrell and Kildee Seek Answers on Japan Trade Agreements

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Daniel T. Kildee (D-MI-05) led a letter signed by 23 Ways and Means Committee Democrats to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer seeking information on recently-announced trade agreements between the United States and Japan and whether those agreements circumvented the law designed to preserve Congress’s ultimate authority over national tr... Read more »

Pascrell Essay: New NAFTA Must Provide Real Mexican Labor Reforms

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today penned an essay in the American Prospect outlining one his top priorities for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): protecting U.S. workers through real and lasting labor reforms in Mexico. “A generation after its passage, NAFTA’s worst legacy remains its destruction of good-paying jobs for working men and women. House Democrats have made c... Read more »

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