Today, a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL), led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), departed for a two-day visit to Mexico City, Mexico, for the seventh round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The delegation will meet with the U.S. negotiating team and senior government officials from all three countries as well as representatives of the American business community to share their priorities for a successful NAFTA negotiation.
Before departing for Mexico City with the CODEL, Chairman Brady said:
“Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, America’s workers, farmers, and job creators finally have a tax code that helps them compete and win around the world. I’m focused on building off that momentum by delivering an improved and modernized NAFTA that helps American businesses reach new customers in Mexico and Canada while creating more jobs here at home.
“I look forward to consulting with the U.S. trade team and engaging with our trading partners about how we continue to move this important agreement forward. NAFTA has been critical to our economy in Texas and throughout the country. I am confident that by insisting on tough obligations – ones that are strictly enforced and hold our partners accountable through effective and binding dispute settlement – we will conclude a final agreement with big wins for the American people.”
Members of the delegation include:
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ways and Means Committee Chairman
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)
Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)
Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)