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Brady, Neal Applaud Angela Ellard’s Appointment to World Trade Organization Deputy Director-General

WASHINGTON Today, House Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statements congratulating Ms. Angela Ellard, Chief Trade Counsel for Ways and Means Republicans, for being selected as one of the new World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Deputy Directors-General:

“In the trade world, there is no one quite like Angela Ellard. She is brilliant, hard-working and devoted to getting trade right. She’s been a devoted public servant for nearly three decades on the Ways and Means Committee, advancing the prosperity of America’s workers and businesses. Through her work on 13 trade agreements, she has opened the doors for Americans to deliver goods and services worldwide, strengthening our economy, and securing our leadership abroad,” said Rep. Brady. “While I and the Ways and Means Committee will miss her knowledge and insight, her experience and commitment to excellence will be a major asset for the World Trade Organization. Congratulations and best wishes in her new role as Deputy Director General.”

“Angela Ellard is a great choice for one of the new WTO Deputy Directors-General, and will join the WTO as it ushers in a new era with more women in leadership than ever before,” said Chairman Neal. “Throughout her nearly three decades on the Ways and Means Committee, she has skillfully negotiated trade deals and crafted our nation’s trade policy while gaining a sophisticated understanding of the opportunities available and the challenges facing the WTO. I look forward to working with her, as well as the Director General, to resolve the Committee’s long-standing concerns with the WTO. I also look forward to addressing issues that have not always been prioritized, particularly when it comes to climate change, labor, and women’s economic empowerment. I wish her the very best in this new endeavor and thank her for her commitment to public service.”

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