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International trade agreements done right have the potential to create quality, high-paying jobs, and expand exports to help Oregon businesses innovate and grow. Around the world, Oregon’s berries, wine, hazelnuts, semiconductors, sportswear, and other quality products are in high demand. Thousands of small businesses already sell products overseas, and carefully crafted trade agreements would allow them to expand their customer base and hire more workers here in Oregon.

To earn my support, any trade agreement must be good for Oregonians. It must include strong labor and environmental protections, and must also contain rigorous enforcement provisions. The jobs we gain by expanding exports tend to pay high wages, but the globalized economy can put some American workers at risk of being displaced as our economy continues to grow and evolve. We must find ways to reinvigorate those communities and restore jobs to people who have been hurt by globalization, trade, and increased mechanization.


More on Trade

June 13, 2019 In The News
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal will lead the House Democrats' Trade Working Group, a task force charged with negotiating with the Trump administration to overhaul elements of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

The Democratic members were appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and are divided into four subgroups: drug pricing, labor, environment and enforcement.
September 24, 2018 In The News

Bonamici gave a general overview of issues that surfaced at other town hall meetings, ranging from healthcare and immigrant family separations, to the environment, Social Security, Medicare and the Trump administration.

Bonamici began by explaining her view on healthcare, a topic she said many are worried about. "I'm interested in strengthening access to health care, not taking it away," she said. "We need to work together to find a way to make sure that people have access to health care."

August 15, 2018 In The News

Oregon’s hazelnut industry is facing trade anxiety on two fronts: Restricted access to a major customer and low prices offered by a major competitor.

With the annual harvest quickly approaching, there’s not much time left for the looming problems to be resolved.

Hazelnuts are caught in the broader trade dispute with China, which has raised tariffs on the crop while limiting opportunities to avoid duties by trans-shipping through neighboring countries.

August 15, 2018 In The News

In addition to quickly lending her office's support in coordinating efforts to engage the Trump administration on the issue, Bonamici also wanted to connect more directly with those who would be hurt by the escalating trade war with China. She had that opportunity Aug. 8 at the Allison Inn and Spa, where local farmers shared their stories and, through the Associated Oregon Hazelnut Industries, honored the congresswoman with its 2018 Legislative Champion Award.

May 18, 2018 Statements
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici's statement for the record on HR 2, the Farm Bill
January 31, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici issued the following response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.
December 6, 2017 In The News

As SolarWorld Americas Inc. and its Hillsboro workforce await a Trump administration decision that could spell their fate, politicians are staking out unpredictable positions on the company’s high-profile trade case.

September 11, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will take questions from constituents at a town hall meeting on Sept. 16 at the Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest Street, in North Plains.

The Beaverton democrat announced six town halls, visits to North Plains, Tualatin,Yamhill, Columbia City, Portland and Cannon Beach, over the next month.

August 21, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers from Oregon are backing U.S. solar manufacturers, including Hillsboro-based SolarWorld Americas Inc., in a high-profile trade investigation that the wider industry has portrayed as a threat to the solar installation boom.

August 17, 2016 In The News