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Trade

 

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Trade shall include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to customs and customs administration including tariff and import fee structure, classification, valuation of and special rules applying to imports, and special tariff provisions and procedures which relate to customs operation affecting exports and imports; import trade matters, including import impact, industry relief from injurious imports, adjustment assistance and programs to encourage competitive responses to imports, unfair import practices including antidumping and countervailing duty provisions, and import policy which relates to dependence on foreign sources of supply; commodity agreements and reciprocal trade agreements involving multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations and implementation of agreements involving tariff and non-tariff trade barriers to and distortions of international trade; international rules, organizations and institutional aspects of international trade agreements; budget authorizations for the customs revenue functions of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Trade Representative; and special trade-related problems involving market access, competitive conditions of specific industries, export policy and promotion, access to materials in short supply, bilateral trade relations including trade with developing countries, operations of multinational corporations, and trade with non-market economies.

Recent Activity

Apr 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) led a letter to Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) from all 16 Democrats on the committee, calling for a hearing with the Trump Administration on the NAFTA renegotiation.

Apr 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), requesting he convene a House Advisory Group on Negotiations (HAGON) meeting on NAFTA.

Apr 12, 2018 Press Release

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Thank you, Chairman Brady. Today’s hearing is an important opportunity to discuss the tariffs that the Administration has started imposing recently as a result of its Section 232 investigations and the tariffs that the Administration has announced that it will impose as part of the Section 301 investigation. 

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after President Trump announced the Administration’s findings from the Section 301 Investigation on China’s policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation:

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

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Secretary Ross, I want to welcome you on behalf of the Committee Democrats. Today’s hearing is an opportunity for us to hear from you directly about the steel and aluminum tariffs that are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow and details about the processes for exclusions and exemptions that are still ongoing.  

Mar 21, 2018 Press Release

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Ambassador Lighthizer, I want to welcome you on behalf of the Committee Democrats.  Today’s hearing is an opportunity for us to hear from you and for you to hear from us about all the activity happening in U.S. trade policy.  

Mar 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after President Trump announced his plan to impose tariffs of 10 percent on aluminum imports and 25 percent on steel imports, with provisional exceptions for Canada and Mexico:

Feb 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Rep. Richard Neal, D-MA, issued the following statement on President Trump’s transmission to the Senate of his nomination of Amy Karpel to serve on the International Trade Commission.  
 

Feb 16, 2018 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 the U.S.

Feb 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) introduced H.R. 4979, bipartisan legislation that renews the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program for three years.

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Subcommittee's Activity in Previous Congress

Ranking Member

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Bill Pascrell
New Jersey ~ 09

Democratic Members

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Ron Kind
Wisconsin ~ 03
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Lloyd Doggett
Texas ~ 35
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Sander Levin
Michigan ~ 09
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Danny Davis
Illinois ~ 07
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Brian Higgins
New York ~ 26