U.S. Rep. Kind: Calls on Congress to hold hearings on impacts of steel and aluminum tariffs

CONTACT: Aaron White

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind called on the Ways and Means, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees to immediately hold a series of hearings on the impacts of President Trump’s recently announced steel and aluminum tariffs. Rep. Kind was joined by fellow New Democrat Coalition Representatives Rick Larsen and Gregory W. Meeks. Reps. Kind, Larsen and Meeks serve on the Ways and Means, Foreign Affairs, and Armed Services committees, respectively.

“While China’s overcapacity of steel is a problem that needs to be addressed, the proposed actions by the Administration would likely do more harm than good. The consequence of price increases on metals and retaliation would be widespread across the state, and could threaten jobs in industries and businesses Wisconsin is proud of, including Wisconsin dairy, cranberries, breweries and Harley Davidson,” said Rep. Ron Kind.

“We have seen time and time again that everybody loses in a trade war. Congress must assert its Constitutional role over trade policy and fully evaluate the costs and benefits of such an action.”

A copy of the letter is attached here.