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Much has been made in the media about uncertainty regarding our nation’s trade policy. Stories of those harmed by the trade tensions between the United States and China, as well as by the tensions between the U.S. and its North American neighbors, permeate the news cycles. Most of this uncertainty is blamed on President Trump’s confrontational negotiating style.
If we have learned one thing since January 20, 2017, it is that congressional Democrats will tie themselves into knots to oppose President Trump. We’ve also learned that the President’s opponents bristle at his self-proclaimed “America First” agenda. These trends have once again reared their ugly heads when it comes to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to President Trump’s recent decision to implement higher tariffs on Chinese manufactured goods, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
The nightmares are all the same. I wake up at some ungodly hour after dreaming about a looming final exam. Math was my worst subject, so the test will invariably cover numerical concepts never understood in classes sparsely attended. Some hate to have their sleep interrupted, fearing that there will be no more. In my case a sleepless night is better than the agony of a cruel dream that just won’t die. And the odd thing is, the last time I attended school was during the Clinton administration.
FreedomWorks is proud to honor Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) as our Member of the Month for April 2019. Rep. Davidson represents the people of Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District, which encompasses much of Ohio’s western border with Indiana. He has been in Congress since June of 2016.
Congress needs to step up and approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to ensure a stable economic future with our neighbors. Just as importantly, Congress must pass legislation like the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act, H.R. 940 and S. 287, to restore its constitutional authority over trade.
In almost every case, whenever a tariff or quota is imposed on imports, that tax is strongly supported by the domestic industry getting the protective shield from lower-priced foreign competition. The sugar industry supports sugar tariffs; textile mills lobby for tariffs on foreign clothing. The steel industry and the aluminum makers are getting rich off of the high taxes on imported metals.