Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) is proud to announce that she has been re-appointed to President Obama's Export Council. As the principal advisory committee on international trade, the Council promotes export expansion and advises President Obama on government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance.
"I look forward to continuing to serve on the President's Export Council so that we can work towards solutions that strengthen our economy and put Americans back to work," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "It is vital that we invest in our manufacturing sector so that we can out-innovate the rest of the world, so that American goods can dominate the global marketplace. We should also be striving to create a rail cargo strategy that makes it possible for goods to move efficiently. Most importantly, we need to pursue trade policies that prevent good paying American jobs from being shipped overseas."
Established by presidential executive order in 1973, the Council is composed of business executives, leaders in the labor and agriculture communities, Members of Congress, and officials from the executive branch. The Council reports to the President through the Secretary of Commerce. In addition to promoting exports to create American jobs, the Council works to strengthen our economy on the global stage and address trade-related challenges among business, industrial, agricultural, labor and government communities.