Helping American Workers
Here in Washington state, 40 percent of our jobs are dependent on trade. We are already seeing the human impact of President Trump’s costly trade war as allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union strike back by leveling tariffs on U.S. businesses, leaving American workers, whose jobs depend on open markets, to suffer the consequences.
This week, I introduced legislation to offer assistance to American workers whose jobs are being affected by President Trump’s tariff blitz. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) provides federal assistance to workers who have been displaced due to import competition and offshoring. This assistance includes job training, health coverage tax credits, and income support for people who have exhausted their unemployment compensation and are enrolled in job training. My bill would expand TAA so it covers workers who lose their jobs when U.S. exports drop due to increased tariffs on American goods imposed by foreign nations.
With President Trump’s reckless trade policies creating a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety for American workers, it’s time for Congress to stand up for American workers and their families.
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