Neal Statement on Labor Department Colombia Report

Jan 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor released a report regarding a petition from worker rights groups, which alleges that Colombia is not satisfying its labor obligations under its trade agreement with the United States:

“Today’s report highlights that Colombia is not living up to its labor obligations in the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and calls for initial consultations between our governments. This is an important step in addressing Colombia’s failure to satisfy its obligations, but the onus is now on President-elect Trump to ensure that these consultations lead to meaningful results for American workers.”