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Ways & Means Democrats push again to tackle forced labor in Dominican Republic

January 13, 2022 at 1:29 PM
More than a dozen Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee on Thursday once again called on the Biden administration to investigate and take actions to address allegations of forced labor in the sugar industry in the Dominican Republic. In a Jan. 13 letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, 15 Democrats, led by trade subcommittee Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), urged the administration to “identify all policy tools available...

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