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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Named Chair of New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force

Today, the New Democrat Coalition announced that Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will serve as Chair of its Trade Task Force. 

“Texas’ Seventh Congressional District is a center for global trade, and I am proud to be appointed Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, where I will continue to work to develop policy that recognizes the importance of trade in our economy and the opportunities trade agreements present,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I look forward to working with my New Democrat Coalition colleagues to ensure we have trade agreements that reflect lessons we have learned, that build our economy, and that provide opportunity for the American people.”

“The New Democrat Coalition is the ‘Can-Do Caucus,’ and our Members are the true policy entrepreneurs in Congress,” said New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster. “We know that a closely divided Congress presents a real opportunity for bipartisan progress. That’s why each of these nine policy task forces reflect areas where we can work across the aisle to deliver legislative wins for our constituents, including on the issues of workforce development, housing, mental health care, and more. Last Congress, Democrats had the same slim margin Republicans hold now – and just as we did last year, New Dems will advocate for smart policies to generate new ideas and create new opportunities for hardworking Americans. We’re excited for the work to come.”

“The New Dems are all about solving problems for the American people,” said New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer. “We are committed to moving the ball forward and advancing policies that help lower costs, improve public health and public safety, and grow our economy from the bottom up and the middle out. That’s why these policy task forces provide such a terrific opportunity to pull together the diverse perspectives and impressive ideas of our members.”

The New Democrat Coalition is committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies.  In the 116th and the 117th Congresses, Congresswoman Fletcher served as Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force, where she successfully worked to provide tariff relief for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and to eliminate retaliatory tariffs from the European Union and the United Kingdom