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Patrick J. Toomey

03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 21:50

Toomey Statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's steel and aluminum tariffs:

'While it is good that Americans won't have to pay new taxes on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico, reportedly this new proclamation will, instead, force big tax increases onto American consumers of steel and aluminum from our other trading partners.

'The administration invoking national security to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is a big mistake that will increase costs on American consumers, weaken our economy, and invite retaliation from other countries on other products.

'I will continue to work with the administration to mitigate the effects of these tariffs on Pennsylvania industries and workers.'