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Brady Announces USTR Lighthizer’s Upcoming Testimony at Ways & Means Hearing on the President’s Trade Policy Agenda

June 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today announced a full Committee hearing on the President’s trade agenda. The hearing will take place on Thursday, June 22, at 10:00 AM in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building.

United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer will be the sole witness.

Upon announcing the hearing, Chairman Brady said:

“We are excited to welcome Ambassador Lighthizer to the Ways and Means Committee to discuss the Administration’s trade agenda and steps we can take together to improve the lives of people across our country.

“There is no question that our trade agreements, including NAFTA, have been tremendously successful for American workers, farmers, and businesses by breaking down barriers and allowing American producers to sell their goods and services to customers around the world. But no matter how successful, our agreements can always be improved and strengthened. I look forward to learning more about the Administration’s plans for seamlessly modernizing and upgrading NAFTA, as well as opening up other markets through the negotiation of strong new agreements. 

“I also look forward to discussing how we can more effectively enforce our existing agreements, including WTO rules, to ensure a level playing field. When our trading partners play by the rules, America wins.”