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Neal to Lead the House Democrats' Trade Working Group

June 14, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead the House Democrats’ Trade Working Group.


Pelosi made the announcement on Thursday, explaining that the task force will be charged with negotiating with the Trump administration to collaborate on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


“One of the most important issues within the jurisdiction of the Ways and Means Committee is trade,” said Chairman Neal. “U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has been a willing partner in these discussions and I look forward to working with him further. I will continue to scrutinize the details of this deal to determine whether it will deliver on creating the American jobs that this Administration has promised, particularly in communities across my district and our country that have borne the heaviest losses. We must ensure that economic conditions and incentives are created to establish good jobs and support middle class families.”


Under Chairman Neal’s leadership, the Democratic members will work in the following subgroups:


  • Drug Pricing

    • Earl Blumenauer (OR-3)

    • Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)

  • Labor

    • Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)

    • Mike Thompson (CA-5)

  • Environmental

    • Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1)

    • John Larson (CT-1)

  • Enforcement

    • Terri Sewell (AL-7)

    • Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)