Walorski Statement on Removal of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Canada and Mexico
Trump Administration Announces Agreement to Lift Section 232 Tariffs and Retaliatory Measures, Paving Way for USMCA
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), who has led the charge for relief from Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs and retaliatory measures, today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the tariffs and retaliation:
“This is great news for American manufacturers, farmers, workers, and families. The agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift steel and aluminum tariffs and retaliation without quotas will allow the U.S. to better target China’s unfair trade practices and pave the way for the USMCA.
“I’m grateful to President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer for fulfilling their pledge to resolve this issue so we can move full steam ahead on a modernized trade agreement with two of our closest trading partners. I look forward to working together to finalize a great deal for the American people.”
Walorski has repeatedly urged the Trump administration to reach an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove steel and aluminum tariffs and retaliatory measures. In December, she led a bipartisan letter signed by 13 members of the Ways and Means Committee asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to make resolving this issue a top priority. Tariffs and retaliation have harmed U.S. manufacturers and farmers, including many in Indiana’s 2nd District.
Congresswoman Walorski and Ambassador Lighthizer discussed tariffs and USMCA ahead of today’s announcement.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.