Alexander on Tariffs: This is a Big Mistake

Posted on May 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the news that the Trump Administration will impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum from key trading partners – the European Union, Canada and Mexico:

“This is a big mistake. These tariffs will raise prices and destroy manufacturing jobs, especially auto jobs, which are one third of all Tennessee manufacturing jobs. I have urged President Trump to focus on reciprocity—do for our country what our country does for you—instead of imposing tariffs, which are basically higher taxes on American consumers.”