Chairman Neal Requests Information Regarding Potential USTR Staff Misconduct
Jun 24, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert E. Lighthizer requesting additional information regarding recent reports that two USTR staff members may have acted inappropriately. Specifically, the Chairman cited news reports that “indicated that two USTR employees may have solicited future clients while working to implement the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). More specifically, it is reported that these employees planned to leave federal service and reached out to companies in the automotive industry to offer their assistance with provisions of the USMCA that they helped negotiate.”
Full text of Chairman Neal’s letter is available HERE.