May 17, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on Trump’s Tariff Announcement

Washington, DC –  Today, the NDC Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice-Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene, and New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind, Rick Larsen, Greg Meeks, and Lizzie Fletcher released a statement in response to President Trump announcing his intent to lift steel and aluminum tariffs from Canada and Mexico.

“We are encouraged by the announcement that President Trump is removing the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. These tariffs are negatively impacting American workers and companies across the country and the retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico further the pain felt by our agriculture producers and other exporters. The removal of these tariffs has been a priority for Members of the New Democrat Coalition and one of the barriers to Congress considering updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Over the coming days, we look forward to learning more about the agreement reached with Canada and Mexico.”

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