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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts

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Neal, Pascrell Statements on Trade Executive Orders

March 31, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following statements after President Donald J. Trump announced that he will sign two executive orders on trade:

“Today’s executive orders are an attempt to divert attention from the fact that the Trump Administration currently has no plan for making America more competitive or helping American workers,” said Ranking Member Neal. “The Administration seems to favor calling for reports over taking serious action.”

“Today's executive order completes a week of broken promises by this Administration to improve our nation's trade policy,” said Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Pascrell. “It is clear the Administration has no coherent plan. We don’t need another study on trade barriers, we need a meaningful legislative agenda. Democrats are finalizing a package of trade enforcement proposals to address fundamental and structural problems and will result in fairer trade and fair treatment for American workers.”