New Democrat Coalition Letter Calls for Swift Passage of Russia PNTR


Washington, D.C. – Today, Members of the New Democrat Coalition Trade, Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing Task Force, sent a letter to their colleagues in the House of Representatives urging support of passage for Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia.

“We must open the door for our nation to engage in Russia’s lucrative market.  This agreement eliminates existing trade barriers and provides critical enforcement and protection through the World Trade Organization so that American businesses can actively participate in one of the world’s largest economies.  Russia will be held accountable for its actions and the United States will benefit from its growing economy. 

As New Dems, we understand the importance of advancing America’s stake in the global economy, and know increasing U.S. trade and exports will keep America competitive and prosperous in the years to come.”

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Statement supported by New Dem Chair Representative Ron Kind (WI-03), Vice-Chair Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02), Representative Jim Moran (VA-08), and Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-06).

The New Democrat Coalition is dedicated to maintaining America’s standing as the world’s strongest, most successful nation. Founded in 1997, the New Dems believe firmly in the power of American ingenuity and innovation, and are focused on finding ways to foster and harness this creativity to grow our economy, create new American jobs, and ensure a safer and more secure future for our country.