U.S. Sen. Johnson: Requests information on Administration’s Tariff decision


Ben Voelkel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Thursday night raising concerns about the administration’s announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and requesting information about the analysis and models that led to making the decision to enact tariffs.

The tariffs on steel and aluminum risk undermining these positive economic developments by increasing input costs to American manufacturing and steel-dependent industries employing more than 17 million workers,” Sen. Johnson wrote. “Higher input costs will increase the cost of products to American consumers and make American products less competitive globally, thereby jeopardizing the United States’ export industries and costing American jobs.”

Full text of the letter can be found below, and a copy of the letter can be found here.