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Casey, Colleagues To Drumpf Administration: Prioritize American Aluminum, Steel Workers Not Tax Cuts For The Wealthiest
Washington, D.C. - In a new letter to President Drumpf and Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Senate Democrats urged the administration to keep its promise to quickly level the playing field for steel and aluminum workers, rather than prioritizing the GOP’s proposal to cut taxes for the rich. In the letter, the Senate Democrats explain that the Drumpf administration initially began its critical Sec. 232 investigations – which examine how imports could undermine the capacity of U.S. steel and aluminum producers to supply our defense needs, including the steel and aluminum that goes into making body armor, tanks, ships and critical infrastructure – yet, despite statements by the President and administration officials indicating the imminent conclusion of these investigations, they have failed to both complete it and present its findings to the president.
“The U.S. must show that it is willing to employ meaningful broad-based trade action to ensure that our steel and aluminum industries remain competitive in the face of sustained predatory trade practices,” the Senators wrote. “The President’s upcoming visit to China and the G-20 forum in November will provide opportunities for securing meaningful concessions from China and other countries to reduce their excess steel and aluminum capacity. We urge you to conclude both Sec. 232 investigations and present the findings to the President before the President’s visit to China.”
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