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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

Trade

Trade is one of the cornerstones of America’s relationship with other nations, and as the top exporting state in the nation for the 14th year in a row, Texas continues to be the American leader in international trade. 

Throughout my tenure in the House of Representatives, I have been very active in trade and foreign relations matters. I believe that these critical issues will bolster Texas’ economic resurgence and will be vital in America’s economic recovery.  I will continue to fight to open foreign markets to American goods and services and to ensure that American consumers enjoy the benefits of imports.  

Trade agreements, when negotiated well, can generate opportunities and jobs for U.S. workers and businesses and provide access to affordable products for consumers.  In all, 38 million American jobs are supported by trade.  Additionally, US jobs supported by goods exports pay 13-18% more than the US national average, meaning that not only does a free trade agenda create jobs, but it also creates good paying jobs.  

More on Trade

September 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued the following statement today after the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released their final tariff list:

August 8, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued the following statement expressing his disappointment in the Trump Administration's decision to include semiconductors in the second round of finalized tariffs on Chinese imports:

March 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the President's announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs: