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Ways and Means Conferees Named to Customs Reauthorization Bill

December 02, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC — Today House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after he, together with Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Dave Reichert (R-WA), were named House Conferees for H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

“All three Ways and Means Republican conferees have served as chairman of the Trade Subcommittee and understand the importance of a modern, efficient and streamlined U.S. customs process that securely moves legitimate trade across our borders. In the area of fulfilling American trade objectives, our goal is to help guide the customs conference committee to strengthen and update enforcement mechanisms and create new tools to hold our trading partners accountable. These are high priorities for members of Congress of both parties.”

“In particular, we intend to give Treasury stronger and more effective means to fight currency manipulation and strengthen our ability to fight evasion of our trade remedy laws. At the same time, we will facilitate legitimate trade by streamlining burdensome procedures, which will make our companies, farmers, and workers more competitive and bring our procedures into the 21st century.”

“I am committed to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to produce a robust bipartisan package as soon as possible.”