Ben Voelkel (202) 228-0071

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter Friday to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross seeking information about the length of the tariff exclusion process and the ability of domestic steel companies to meet demand.

“As the Department processes exclusion requests, it should provide certainty and timely responses to American businesses,” Sen. Johnson wrote. “If the Department intends to deny exclusion requests based on steel company objections, it should also ensure that the steel companies have sufficient production capacity to meet the cumulative demand and quality requirements.”

Full text of the letter can be found here.

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