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Linda Sánchez Named to Customs and Trade Enforcement Conference Committee

December 2, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today was named by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to the House-Senate conference committee for the customs and trade enforcement legislation.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the conference committee for the customs and trade enforcement legislation,” said Rep. Linda Sánchez. “Today, our manufacturers and businesses are unable to compete against foreign competitors due to fraudulent schemes that enable them to avoid paying the duties they owe on products shipped to the United States. In order to keep our industries strong, and protect American jobs, we need to modernize our customs laws to aggressively enforce anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders, and penalize currency manipulation. I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle and the Capitol to ensure our nation’s producers are able to compete on a level playing field.”


Both the House and Senate have passed different versions of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. Conference committees serve as a way for the House and Senate to reconcile differences in similar legislation. The final agreed upon bill must then be passed again by both the House and Senate. As a Customs and Trade Enforcement conferee, Rep. Sánchez will collaborate with members of the House and Senate to reach a bipartisan and bicameral agreement on our nation’s Customs’ trade functions.