Press Release ● Jobs and Economy
For Immediate Release: 
March 8, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Trump's tariffs announcement:

“We need to act when other countries engage in unfair trade practices that hurt American businesses and workers.  No one can doubt that China has created massive overcapacity in steel and aluminum production that distorts world markets and depresses steel and aluminum prices.  But our trade actions need to be carefully designed to hit their targets and avoid collateral damage to other U.S. industries or to our allies.   

“The ham-handed rollout and contradictory statements that preceded today’s announcement raise serious questions about whether this action will produce the intended results.  As implementation proceeds, I urge the Administration to work with stakeholders, the Congress, and our trading partners to ensure that its policies effectively address China’s overcapacity and boost employment and wages in this country.”