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Congressional Aluminum Caucus Announces Support for the Removal of Tariffs

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Washington, D.C., May 17, 2019 | comments

Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus, Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) applaud the removal of the Section 232 aluminum tariffs that have caused unintended consequences for the domestic aluminum industry. The Aluminum Caucus has worked tirelessly in seeking the removal of the tariffs, without quotas, on Canada and Mexico since their implementation.

“I am pleased the administration has reached a deal to end these disruptive tariffs on steel and aluminum with Canada and Mexico, two of our closest allies and trading partners. Moving forward I hope the administration will work with Canada, Mexico and our other close allies to address the real source of our trade problems, which is overcapacity from China. I now look forward to Canada and Mexico ending their retaliatory tariffs which are hurting the hardworking farmers and small businesses of Washington state and the nation.” – Rep. Suzan DelBene

“I am thrilled with the Administration’s decision to remove the Section 232 aluminum tariffs, without quotas, from our responsible trading partners Canada and Mexico. We can take a targeted approach on China, the true culprit of unfair trade practices harming the industry. We must work with our allies to address Chinese overcapacity and protect American Jobs and the integrated aluminum supply chain.”  – Dr. Bucshon

“The announcement today is a positive step forward for the aluminum industry. I look forward to continue working with this Administration to address Chinese overcapacity issues, as well as helping to bring USMCA across the finish line.” – Rep. Bill Johnson

“It is past time that the tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imported from Canada and Mexico, which have caused harm to Iowa’s farmers and manufacturers, have been stopped,” said Loebsack. “Now that this barrier has been removed, it is time we refocus on stopping China’s unfair practices of dumping steel and aluminum in our country.” – Rep. Dave Loebsack

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