Pelosi Statement on Meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer
Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released this statement following a meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in her office:
“U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer and I had a constructive conversation today, and I appreciate his visit.
“As I reiterated to USTR Lighthizer, while there are positive things in this proposed trade agreement, it is just a list without real enforcement of the labor and environmental protections. We are also still waiting for Mexico to pass its promised law on the wages and working conditions of Mexican workers competing with American workers.
“Working with our Chairman Richard Neal through the auspices of the Ways & Means Committee, we will be hosting meetings to brief Members on the provisions in the proposal and to hear from various stakeholders as Members make their judgments.”