Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-08), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade and the President's Export Council, today commended House passage of legislation to extend permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to Russia and Moldova:
"Today, I was proud to join with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation granting PNTR with Russia and Moldova," said Reichert. "Passage of this bill, and the tariff reductions and trade protections it ensures, levels the playing field for American companies doing business in Russia. It also guarantees that we have the ability to hold Russia to its World Trade Organization commitments. As the author of legislation to extend permanent normal trade relations to Moldova, I am especially pleased to see the long overdue graduation of Moldova from the Jackson-Vanik amendment included in this bill. It is my hope that the Senate will promptly pass this no cost, job creating legislation."