President Trump pledged to stand up for America’s working class — and it’s time for him to make good on his word.
The Trump administration promised to unveil by July 1 the findings of a national security investigation into unfairly traded steel and aluminum imports. That deadline is long past — and still no action.
All the while, a surge of unfairly traded imports continues to flood our shores, threatening to put more Americans out of work. If that happens, we’d have to rely on other countries, some potential adversaries, for our steel and aluminum. Can you even imagine how risky that would be?
This isn’t a partisan issue. It’s about safeguarding national security and American jobs.
Tell President Trump to stand up for American workers.
Dear President Trump,
I’m writing to ask you to keep your promise to stand up for America’s factory workers and our national security.
As you know, American-made steel and aluminum plays a vital role in our economic and national security. Everything from ships and tanks to bridges, railways, and our electrical grid are built with steel and aluminum.
But unfair foreign competition from countries like China and Russia has forced American producers to close operations and lay off tens of thousands of workers. This is also creating a dangerous dependency on these nations for our steel and aluminum needs – making America less prepared to equip our military and respond to emergencies like earthquakes, hurricanes, or terrorist attacks.
You took a big step forward toward resolving this crisis by initiating a Section 232 national security investigation into steel and aluminum imports. Your administration promised to release the results by the end of June, but has yet to do so.
Meanwhile, steel imports alone are up nearly 22 percent in 2017 compared to the same period last year.
Mr. President, our nation’s great steel and aluminum workers and companies cannot wait any longer. Please use all available tools – including Section 232 remedies– to protect America’s economic and national security and safeguard American steel and aluminum.
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