Visclosky calls on President Trump to defend the American steel industry and its workers

Posted on: November 7th, 2017 by No Comments

Tuesday, Congressional Steel Caucus Co-Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL), Co-Chairman Rick Crawford (R-AR), and Vice-Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), sent a letter to President Trump that urged him to defend the American steel industry and its workers during his visit to China.

Specifically, the letter urges the President to address the issues of chronic global steel overcapacity, illegal government subsidies and state-owned enterprises, and other trade distorting practices that have injured the American steel sector. The letter states that American steelworkers are constantly threatened by the unfair trade practices of China and that we cannot compete against China when they do not follow trading norms. The letter further asks that the President raise these issues with Chinese government officials and defend the American steel industry, which is essential to our country’s national economy and our national security.

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