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Ways and Means Democrats Question Trump Administration’s Enforcement of Prohibition of Forced Labor Palm Oil Imports

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Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), led Committee Democrats in requesting more information on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement strategy to prevent palm oil made from forced and child labor from entering the U... Read more »

Pascrell Commends USTR Enforcement to Protect American Dairy Workers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today expressed guarded praise of the announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that he would commence the first enforcement action under the recently-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) against Canada to protect American dairy farmers and workers. “The renegotia... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Reported Nomination of Katherine Tai as Trade Representative

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, this evening reacted positively to media reports that President-elect Joe Biden would nominate Ways and Means Chief Trade Counsel Katherine Tai to be the next United States Trade Representative. “Having had the privilege of working closely with Katherine Tai for years, I am delighted by the n... Read more »

Pascrell Blasts U.S-Brazil Trade Deal

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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 blasted reports that the United States would soon announce a new trade agreement with the Brazilian government. "The Bolsonaro regime is one of the must anti-worker, anti-environment, and outright repugnant governments in the world,” said Rep. Pascrell, one of Congress’s foremost critics of so... Read more »

Pascrell Voices Skepticism as New NAFTA Takes Effect

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and the Subcommittee on Trade, today issued a statement to mark the new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) going into effect. “My skepticism of Donald Trump’s administration has been validated time again and the rollout of the renegotiated NAFTA is no different. Mexico’s new labor law require... Read more »

Pascrell Leads 59 Colleagues Demanding Release of Imprisoned Mexican Labor Lawyer

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With the renegotiated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) coming into force on July 1, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led 59 of his House colleagues in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to work to secure the release of Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas, who was arrested and detained by the State of Tamaulipas in Mexico on June 8, 2020 on ... Read more »

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 »

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