Neal Statement on Meetings with Political Party Leaders at Stormont

May 26, 2022
Press Release

BELFAST— House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after meeting with leaders from the Alliance Party, the Democratic Unionist Party, Sinn Fein, the Social Democratic and Labour Party, and the Ulster Unionist Party on the Northern Ireland Protocol and the importance of getting the Executive at Stormont in place:

“Today, our delegation had the honor of meeting with leaders of the political parties of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. The common thread between all the voices, as well as my own, was support for negotiated solutions to resolve challenges related to implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. We have urged parties to stay at the table and negotiate in good faith to sort out their differences. We shared our support for a peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland in which all communities can enjoy the gains made possible by the Good Friday Agreement now and in the years to come.

“Each party shared their eagerness to deliver for their constituents and to return to the regular order of governance. The people of Northern Ireland need Stormont up and running.”