Walorski Op-Ed in The Hill: Blanket Tariff Proposal Could Jeopardize Recent Economic Boom

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Walorski Op-Ed in The Hill: Blanket Tariff Proposal Could Jeopardize Recent Economic Boom

“Trump is right to take action … but across-the-board tariffs will harm American manufacturers, workers, and consumers.”

The Hill
Blanket tariff proposal could jeopardize recent economic boom
By Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.)
March 8, 2018

Since President Trump took office, he and Congress have worked together to strengthen our economy, protect American workers, and put our country on a stronger path.

Thanks to his leadership, we passed historic tax cuts and rolled back the Obama administration’s most burdensome regulations. Now our economy is growing, businesses are expanding, workers are seeing more money in their paychecks, and America is back ahead of our global competitors.

However, the president’s recent proposal to impose blanket tariffs on aluminum and steel imports threatens to undercut this economic boom and cost good-paying American jobs.

President Trump is right to take action against unfairly traded aluminum and steel from countries like China, but across-the-board tariffs will harm American manufacturers, workers, and consumers while letting China off the hook.

Read the full op-ed here.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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