Neal Applauds Nomination of Katherine Tai to Lead USTR

Dec 10, 2020
Press Release
The Chairman praises Tai for her exemplary tenure as chief trade counsel for Ways and Means Committee Democrats

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden nominated Katherine Tai to serve as the next U.S. Trade Representative:
“I cannot speak highly enough of Katherine Tai. Her time with Ways and Means is filled with many accomplishments, but none greater than the key role she played behind the scenes in our successful work to improve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and secure widespread support for its passage. Elected officials across the political spectrum, labor leaders, and the business community all trust Katherine, and for good reason. Her exceptional experience and expertise are rivaled only by her understated grit and sterling character. 
“While I am very sad to see Katherine leave Ways and Means, she is absolutely the best choice for this critical position and I look forward to continuing to work with her in her new capacity. As the United States seeks to repair strained relationships with our partners around the world and address increasingly perilous challenges from China, Katherine will be an honorable and effective representative for this nation, our people, and our interests.”