California’s trade advocates now have a friend in a good position, with the ascension of Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, to the chairmanship of the House trade subcommittee.
The panel, part of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, oversees free-trade pacts along with import and export policies, customs, international trade rules and more. Nunes said he will focus on working toward a U.S.-European Union agreement and the expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as priorities.
“Boosting U.S. participation in free and fair trade will benefit both the United States and our trading partners,” Nunes said in a statement Tuesday. “It will open new opportunities to promote economic growth for my constituents in California’s San Joaquin Valley, as well as for the agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries throughout America.”