La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement regarding the announcement of an agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom (U.K.) to lift Section 232 steel tariffs on the U.K.:

“I commend President Biden, Secretary Raimondo, and Ambassador Tai for taking this important step towards transitioning away from damaging Trump-era tariffs. Last month, I was in London meeting with U.K. officials to discuss our trade relations, particularly on this issue, and I’m glad to see our progress. Removing these tariffs on one of our closest allies and avoiding retaliatory tariffs will help lower costs for all Wisconsinites and provide critical relief to our businesses and manufacturers. I look forward to continuing to work with the Administration to advance a trade agenda that works for Wisconsin families.”

Recently, Rep. Kind led a letter to United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai urging them to eliminate the Trump-era 232 tariffs on U.S. allies.

Rep. Kind serves on the Subcommittee on Trade for the Ways and Means Committee, the most powerful – and the oldest – committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, Social Security, Medicare, pensions, and many other economic growth measures.

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