January 29, 2018
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Rep. Reichert 'optimistic' after weekend meeting on NAFTA renegotiations in Montreal

Washington congressman Dave Reichert (R-8), who chairs the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, returned to the United States Sunday after leading a two-day bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to Montreal, Canada, during the sixth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations.

During the trip, the delegation met with senior government officials from Mexico and Canada, as well as the U.S. negotiating team. Throughout the trip, the delegation worked to advance U.S. interests in the negotiations, reinforce Congressional priorities, and strengthen ties with our trading partners.

Reichert said he went to Montreal to push for a successful, modernized NAFTA.

“Through these negotiations, we must provide certainty for American workers and businesses and tear down the barriers they face in Canada and Mexico through strong and enforceable commitments," Reichert said. "I am optimistic about the progress made so far in these negotiations and the desire of all three countries to address the outstanding issues. I will continue to fight for an updated NAFTA that meets the high standards my constituents demand."

Other members of the delegation include Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-WA; Adrian Smith, R-NE; Tom Rice, R-SC; Mike Bishop, R-MI; Will Hurd, R-TX; Patrick Meehan, R-PA; Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.; Sander Levin, D-MI; Terri Sewell, D-AL; and Brian Higgins, D-NY.

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