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Welcoming Ambassador Katherine Tai to the 1st District

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Kirkland, WA, August 8, 2021 | comments

Dear friend,

I was honored to welcome my friend U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to Washington this week. Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the country, and global commerce touches nearly every sector of our economy from tech and manufacturing to agriculture. During the Ambassador’s visit, we met with local farmers and agriculture stakeholders, elected AANHPI officials, business leaders, and members of Washington’s labor community. 

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Across the board, the conversations we had underscored the importance of having a robust and forward-looking U.S. trade policy for the Pacific Northwest. Our region has a diverse group of farmers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs. It is critical that we pursue opportunities to open new markets for American products and help level the playing field for American businesses in the global marketplace.  

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We also talked about the impact that the Biden administration’s worker-centric trade agenda will have on the workers who design, build, and deliver these products. Ambassador Tai emphasized that workers will have a seat at the table when negotiating trade policy, and that hearing from the labor community is critical to ensuring we create more good-paying jobs and fully enforce worker protections in our trade agreements.   

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As the Vice Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and a member of the Trade Subcommittee, I will continue to work with Ambassador Tai and bring attention to trade issues here at home.

As always, I am here to help you. If you need assistance at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to leave a message at my Kirkland office at (425) 485-0085. For more updates on what I’m doing for WA-01, you can follow me on social media at the links above.

Stay safe and stay healthy,

Suzan

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