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The Trade Report

J. Smith Statement on Selection as Next Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee

January 09, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after being selected to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means for the 118th Congress: “It is deeply humbling and an honor to be selected by my colleagues to serve as the next Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. With our new House ...

Brady Applauds Enforcement Action Against Mexico Flaunting USMCA Energy Commitments, Harming American Competitiveness

July 20, 2022 — Blog

After U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that the United States is taking enforcement action against Mexico for undermining American companies and U.S.-produced energy in favor of Mexico’s state-owned electrical utility, the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), and state-owned oil and gas company, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. ...

Brady, Crapo: President Biden Set America’s Interests Back at WTO — No Dispute Reform, Surrendered Crucial Medical Patents, Failed to Protect U.S. E-Commerce, Fishing Interests

June 17, 2022 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- U.S. House Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, issued a statement condemning the Biden Administration’s decision to capitulate to the demands of some of the United States’ most disruptive trading partners at this ...

Brady: Dems’ Partisan Bill Sidelines America, Does Nothing to Hold China Accountable

February 03, 2022 — Blog

On House Democrats’ partisan, so-called “competitiveness bill,” top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement:   “This partisan bill does nothing to hold China accountable for its predatory trade practices, enforce President Trump’s historic agreement to stop China’s cheating on trade, ...

Bipartisan Support for Trade Promotion Authority

January 13, 2014 — The Trade Report

Last week, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), along with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), introduced the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 to renew trade promotion authority (TPA).  Trade issues are generally viewed as economic ...

Bipartisan Group of Governors Urge Passage of Russia PNTR

July 25, 2012 — The Trade Report

Today, a bipartisan group of Governors sent a letter to President Obama and House and Senate Leaders expressing their support for permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia. Tomorrow, the Ways and Means Committee will markup legislation to establish PNTR with Russia. In the letter, the Governors stated: “From our perspective as Governors, we see the potential for each ...