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Pascrell, Colleagues Meet with Mexico President on NAFTA

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), joined by House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA-01), and fellow Ways and Means members Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34), and Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), traveled to Mexico and today met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican government officials, and local workers to discuss ongoing talks between the United States, Mex... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Universal Postal Union Agreement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today signaled strong approval of a deal struck between the United States and other nations that will keep America in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) which helps maintain low postal rates between nations. “I am very pleased the United States has reached a deal to remain a member of the Universal Postal Union. This deal ensures American manufacturers, busines... Read more »

Pascrell Warns Withdrawal From Universal Postal Union Will Cause Chaos, Skyrocketing Rates

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to emergency meetings being held in Geneva today as the Trump administration threatens to pull the United States out of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which helps maintain low postal rates between nations. “Our postal service is world-class because we work hand in hand with the international community. Quitting the Universal Postal Union woul... Read more »

Pascrell, Arrington Urge Olive Oil Protection

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) led 17 members of the House of Representatives writing to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as the Trump Administration proposes new import duties on goods from the European Union (EU). “We write with concern regarding the inclusion of olive oil on the list of products being considered for additional import duties in r... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Butch Lewis Act

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in support of H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Plans Act of 2019, commonly referred to as the Butch Lewis Act. Passed out of the Ways and Means Committee, this legislation will help preserve the pensions of retirees and workers through a unique public-private partnership. “I am a proud co-sponsor of the Butch Lewis Act, which addres... Read more »

Pascrell Reacts to Tariffs Deal

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways Means Subcommittee on Trade, reacted to published reports that the United States, Canada, and Mexico have come to an agreement to erase Donald Trump’s imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports in the drive to come to a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “While I have yet to see the proclamation, if these re... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds Passage of New Mexican Labor Law

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted positively to reports that the Mexican Congress has approved a new labor law in line with reforms demanded by Pascrell and other Congressional Democrats. “Today, Mexico has taken a major step toward advancing the rights of workers to be treated with dignity and paid a fair wage. Improvement of labor rights could reduce one incentive for America... Read more »

Pascrell Reacts to NAFTA Report

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, reacted to a report issued by the International Trade Commission on the likely impacts of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement. “While the ITC predicts only moderate growth from the new NAFTA, I welcome that they’ve attempted to assess the impacts on jobs and wages in the United... Read more »

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 »

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