Alexander: President Trump’s Decision to Remove Tariffs “Exactly Right,” Will Bring “Sigh of Relief” to Tennessee Auto Workers

Posted on May 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 17, 2019 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after President Trump announced the U.S. has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to end steel and aluminum tariffs:

“President Trump’s decision to end U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico is exactly right and will benefit tens of thousands of Tennessee manufacturing workers, especially auto workers who hold one-third of our state’s manufacturing jobs. These tariffs increased the cost of steel by 25 percent – adding several hundred dollars to the cost of every vehicle which contains $1,300 worth of steel – and would eventually mean fewer cars being built, less jobs and lower family incomes.”