FreedomWorks Statement in Response to White House Decision to Implement Further Tariffs

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:

“Countries don’t pay tariffs. Businesses don’t pay tariffs. Only consumers pay these costs. Tariff increases are nothing more than a tax hike on individuals. This will not end until Congress passes legislation like Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Mike Gallagher’s Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act or Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Warren Davidson’s Global Trade Accountability Act. The longer Congress waits to act, the more instability these tariffs will cause.”