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Top Four Moments from Trade Subcommittee Hearing on Reforms to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program

September 22, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee examined the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program and what possible reforms could help align the program better with America’s strategic trade goals. Witnesses emphasized the importance of the United States using trade policy to benefit American workers, farmers, and ...

Congress Sends Chairman Smith’s Taiwan Trade Bill to President for Signature

August 02, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan Ways and Means Committee legislation, the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act, is headed to President Biden’s desk, after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) signed the legislation. The bill confirms Congress’ support for the initial trade ...

In Minnesota, Ways & Means Committee Hears About the Importance of New Agriculture Export Markets, Domestic Critical Mineral Mining, and Enforcement of America’s Trade Agreements

July 13, 2023 — Blog

KIMBALL, MN – In a cattle auction barn on a family farm in Kimball, Minnesota, farmers shared their frustration that the Biden Administration is not doing enough to open new export markets for American agriculture, while sharing stories of how they suffer when America’s trading partners do not honor their trade commitments. Because farmers are directly impacted by unfair ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement – Field Hearing on Trade in America: Agriculture and Critical Supply Chains – Kimball, MN

July 10, 2023 — Field Hearing

As prepared for delivery. "The Ways and Means Committee is in Kimball, Minnesota for our fifth hearing in local communities to hear directly from America’s farmers, ranchers, and mining communities about how America’s trade policies affect their daily lives and what Congress can do to make trade work better for their families. "America is only six percent of the world’s ...

House Approves Bill to Reassert Congress’ Constitutional Authority Over Trade, Strengthen U.S.-Taiwan Relationship

June 21, 2023 — Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation today to reassert Congress’ sole authority over international trade while showcasing significant support for the U.S.-Taiwan relationship. The United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act (H.R. 4004), bipartisan legislation ...