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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Statement on President Trump’s Tariff Announcement

March 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on President Trump’s tariff announcement. 

“For too long, unfair trade practices have shuttered steel plants in Michigan and across the country and cost hardworking families the opportunity to earn a decent living. The abandoned McLouth Steel facility that sits empty and dilapidated along the Detroit River in my district is just one reminder of what unfair steel practices have done to this country.  

”I have said from the beginning that I would work with President Trump on trade because it is critical that we level the playing field for working men and women, and I commend the Administration’s action to crack down on steel dumping by China and other countries. We must address steel overcapacity while monitoring the implementation of these policies closely to ensure there are not unintended consequences that cost jobs instead of protecting and creating them. 

“While this is a first step to level the playing field, it cannot be the only. The President must keep his promises to address currency manipulation, the mother of all trade barriers, and renegotiate NAFTA in a way that puts working families first. I am committed to working with the Administration, my colleagues in Congress and all stakeholders to ensure that our trade policies, first and foremost, grow American manufacturing and create jobs at home.”