Alexander: Rescinding Aluminum Tariffs on Canada Will Help Tens of Thousands of Auto Workers in Tennessee

Posted on September 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2020 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Trump administration rescinded tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada:

“The Trump Administration’s decision is good news for the 136,000 auto workers in Tennessee who are hurt by aluminum tariffs. Tariffs are taxes, pure and simple. They make what we buy and sell more expensive.  The laws of economics usually mean that when you make what you buy and sell more expensive, you buy and sell less of it,” Alexander said. “With more than 900 plants in 87 of our 95 counties, and one-third of our state’s manufacturing jobs being auto jobs, Tennessee is likely to be hurt more than any other state by these tariffs, which is why I opposed them when they were announced in August. I commend the president’s decision, which will help continue to drive higher family incomes in Tennessee.”