For decades, the United States waved the white flag to
countries like China on trade – and our working class paid the price.
Now America is finally fighting back! So why are some establishment Republicans in
Congress standing with China instead of American workers?
The Trump administration recently acted to protect America’s
steel and aluminum industries from foreign threats. Nearly 7,000 new
family-supporting jobs already have been created as a result. The era of
American trade surrender might finally be coming to an end.
But some in Congress are standing in the way. They want to
weaken this action, which would give countries like China the green light to continue
to engage in unfaircheat on trade practices.
Once again, America’s working class would suffer the most.
Tell your Members of Congress to stand with workers and
oppose any action to undermine critical trade enforcementlet
China and other countries off the hook.
To U.S. Congress:
America's steel and aluminum industries are under attack from unfairly traded imports. President Trump took action after the Commerce Department’s nearly 11-month investigation found that surging imports threatened to impair our economic and national security.
Communities across America are hurting and key defense industrial base capabilities are at risk. Traditional trade measures are not up to the task and years of global talks have accomplished little but empty promises. We need bold action to support American steel and aluminum.
But some in Congress want to weaken this action, undermining our national security and hurting American workers, producers and communities across the country. Any effort to immediately suspend Section 232 tariffs would be reckless, giving a green light to bad actors like China and Russia to continue engaging in unfair trading practices with impunity. It would also jeopardize the over 6,800 good steel and aluminum jobs already being created in response to this bold action.
I'm asking you to stand with steel and aluminum workers, and oppose any legislation that undermines the Section 232 tariffs that are a critical step to restoring sanity to global markets and putting our world-class manufacturers on a level playing field.