Trade, Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing

For the United States to remain a global leader, we need to continue producing top quality goods and services and capitalize on every opportunity to ship them overseas and create jobs at home. From supporting domestic manufacturers to taking action to reduce foreign tariffs, the U.S. has multiple opportunities to strengthen U.S. exports and maximize foreign investment. With too many roads and bridges crumbling around the country and a power grid waiting to enter the 21st century, we also need robust investments in our transportation and energy infrastructure. 

The Coalition's Global Competitiveness and Trade Task Force will continue to advance a U.S. trade agenda that grows the economy, creates U.S. jobs, and ensures the United States sets the rules for a level playing field in the global economy.

 

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Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

Today the New Democrat Coalition, through the leadership of New Democrat Coalition Cybersecurity Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Derek Kilmer, Kathleen Rice, Josh Gottheimer, unveiled a robust cyber policy plan. Recent high-profile cyber incidents and the rise of Ransomware have shown the very real consequences of cyber threats.  Cyber threats have evolved alongside new innovations so Congress must do more to secure our nation, families and businesses.

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release

New Dem Chair Emeritus Kind, New Dem Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Larsen & Meeks, and other New Democrat Coalition Members led an influential bipartisan coalition in calling on President Trump to continue honoring the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). In recent weeks it has been reported that the Trump Administration is considering withdrawing from the agreement. A withdrawal from the agreement would cause American businesses, farmers and workers to face high barriers to selling their products while benefiting competitors in Asia and Europe.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) and New Dem Trade Taskforce Co-Chairs Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) issued the following statement in response to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) notification to Congress on its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

Feb 2, 2017 Page

Co-Chairs: Representatives Rick Larsen & Greg Meeks

The Global Competitiveness and Trade Task Force will continue to advance a U.S. trade agenda that grows the economy, creates U.S. jobs, and ensures the United States sets the rules for a level playing field in the global economy.

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Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) and New Dem Trade Taskforce Co-Chairs Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition released an update of the American Prosperity Agenda: Winning the Future. The agenda, originally released in March 2015, details the work New Dem Members have done to advance legislation that will help hardworking Americans succeed in a 21st century economy.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report assessing the impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would have on the United States economy. Below is Chairman Kind’s statement on the report: 

May 18, 2016 In the News

New Democrat Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) shares a transportation infrastructure plan for the 21st century. Rep.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, New Dem Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Boosting America’s Exports (BAE) Act which provides American businesses with the help and guidance that will allow them to expand into foreign markets. The Act is co-sponsored by New Dem Reps. Don Beyer (VA-08), John Carney (DE-AL), Bill Foster (IL-11), Jim Himes (CT-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-6), and Ron Kind (WI-03), Anne Kuster (NH-02), Jared Polis (CO-02), and Mike Quigley (IL-05).