Lautenberg Places Hold on Brazil Trade Bill over Custody Case

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) “plans to hold up a trade bill that would benefit Brazil because of a long-running battle over a 9-year-old boy,” the AP reports.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey placed a hold on a bill that would allow Brazil and other countries to export some products duty-free to the United States.

The hold was confirmed by his spokesman Caley Gray.

Brazil’s Supreme Court stopped David Goldman from picking up his son Sean on Thursday and taking him home to New Jersey.

The court said Sean must stay in Brazil while it considers the custody case, which has run more than five years. Another court had told Goldman he could pick up his son.

(credit image – getty)

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2 responses to “Lautenberg Places Hold on Brazil Trade Bill over Custody Case

  1. Scott B in DC

    Good for Sen. Lautenberg! Other countries expect the US to hand over their citizens, Brazil should do the same. Every court in Brazil ruled against the step father in favor of the father, it’s time Brazil lives up to their law. If they don’t, I hope Sen. Lautenberg continues to hold up the passage of this bill.

  2. Thank you Thank you Thank you. You have done in an instant what we have been fighting for months to accomplish. Some kind of economic sanctions to make Brazil accountable for continuing this inhuman treatment of a U.S. child.

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