Senator Stabenow Appointed Chair of Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness

Thursday, April 03, 2014

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today announced her appointment as Chair of the Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness. Senator Stabenow previously served as Chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure.

"This is a critical time for our economy, and it is critical that we have the right trade policies to open up new markets and help American businesses create jobs in our country. Michigan is home to the busiest border crossings in North America, and we know the importance of exporting our products, not our jobs. This position gives Michigan a stronger voice in discussions about America's trade policies."

The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over issues critical to Michigan, including increasing international trade to increase exports, cracking down on anti-competitive trade policies like currency manipulation, addressing customs issues to improve the flow of goods across our borders, and keeping counterfeit goods out of the United States.

Senator Stabenow has also been named to the Joint Committee on Taxation, an independent committee responsible for investigating various aspects of the Federal tax system and preparing official revenue estimates of legislation before Congress.