U.S. Rep. Kind: Statement on President Trump’s damage control farm aid package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
07-24-18
Contact: Aaron White
Phone: 202-225-5506
Aaron.White@mail.house.gov

La Crosse – Today, the Trump Administration announced a plan to offer billions of dollars in aid to farmers impacted by retaliation from the President’s imposition of tariffs on America’s historical trading partners. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement:

“Wisconsin farmers want trade, not aid,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Our farmers aren’t looking for government hand-outs – they just want market access and the opportunity to compete. This temporary fix, which is expected to cost billions of dollars, will right a wrong that was inflicted by the President himself, and could be lifted at any time.”

Rep. Ron Kind serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over all taxation, trade, and tariffs. He has been outspoken about his disapproval over the President’s isolationist trade policies, and has recently introduced bipartisan bills that would take back Congress’s power in the application of tariffs, and require the President to seek approval from Congress before imposing tariffs on the basis of national security.

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