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Pascrell Praises Biden Admin Again Supporting Mexican Labor Rights

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today praised the Biden administration for its latest trade enforcement action, this time against Panasonic for labor violations against workers and its Reynosa Mexican facility. “Our trade relationship with Mexico will never be strong unless and until workers’ rights are respected,” said Rep. Pascr...

Pascrell Urges New Crackdown on Mexican Labor Corruption

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today commented on the latest United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) rapid response. The move comes in reaction to rampant collusion and corruption by local Mexican authorities and a sham union at Panasonic plants in Reynosa in the state of Tamaulipas. “With egregious labor violations continuing in Mexico, there is an unfortunate need to put the rapid ...

Pascrell Praises Probe into Chinese Communist Corruption

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this afternoon praised an announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce that it was opening an investigation into evidence of rampant trade violations by Chinese solar energy companies. The announcement follows call by Pascrell to crackdown on trade and energy malfeasance by the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese entities. “Today’s announcement by the Comm...

Pascrell Hails Severing Trade Contact for Russia’s Warmongering and Belarus’ Complicity

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today offered strong support of the House’s swift action to pass H.R. 7108, a bill to suspend permanent normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. The bill also requires the U.S. Trade Representative to seek suspension of Russia’s participation in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to halt Belarus’ WTO accession as a member. “Yesterday, the entire Co...

Pascrell Celebrates Tridonex Union Vote

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr, (NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today celebrated the successful Tridonex union election held in Mexico over the weekend. “The dominos are falling against the corrupt ways of the past. I congratulate the workers at the Tridonex automotive facility who faced great adversity in advance of this vote and found the courage to prot...

Pascrell, Blumenauer, Kildee Demand Respect for Workers’ Freedoms Ahead of Crucial Mexico Union Vote

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), Chairmen of the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Oversight and Trade, respectively, alongside Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), today released the following joint statement amid reports of worker intimidation ahead of next week’s union election at Tridonex auto parts factory in Mexico: “We are closely monitoring the union electio...

Pascrell Knocks China’s $200 Billion Broken Promise

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today hammered published reports that the Chinese government fell over $200 billion short of its promise to purchase American goods, pursuant to deal signed between Donald Trump and Chinese Communist Party leaders (CCP). “Once again, the Chinese Communist Party regime lied through its teeth and Donald Trump was conned,” said Rep. Pascrell. “America abided by ...

Pascrell Celebrates Passage of America COMPETES Act to Counter Rising China

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today lauded passage in the House of Representatives of the landmark America COMPETES Act, legislation to counter the rising negative influence of the Chinese Communist Party. On February 2, Pascrell spoke on the floor of the House in favor of the bill. The COMPETES Act includes Rep. Pascrell’s bipartisan “National Critical Capabilities Defense Act,”, which ...

Pascrell, Blumenauer, Kildee Praise Successful Autoworkers Union Vote in Mexico

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Oversight and Trade, respectively, and Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), also a member of the trade and tax-writing panel, today reacted positively to the successful independent unionization efforts of workers at the General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, where General Motor trucks ...

Pascrell Helps Lead Legislation to Save Striking Workers’ Health Care

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today co-led introduction of the Striking Workers Healthcare Protection Act, new legislation that will require employers to continue providing health insurance to workers on strike. In recent years, corporations have canceled or threatened to cancel health insurance for workers on strike – putting workers and their families at risk of paying for lifesaving tr...

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