U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) recently shared feedback from Hoosier businesses affected by steel and aluminum tariffs at a Ways and Means Committee hearing on the impact of tariffs on the U.S. economy and jobs.
“Historic tax cuts and regulatory reforms have revived America’s economy, but I am constantly hearing from businesses in northern Indiana that steel and aluminum tariffs are driving up costs and making it more difficult for them to grow and create jobs,” said Walorski. “The administration has taken steps to narrow these tariffs to better target unfair trade, but more must be done to protect businesses and jobs here at home.”
Walorski has worked to minimize the any harmful impacts of the steel and aluminum tariffs that recently took effect. After Walorski led 15 of her Ways and Means colleagues in sending a letter to Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross urging retroactive relief for companies that successfully petition for product exclusions from the tariffs, President Trump signed an order ensuring tariffs paid while a product exclusion request is pending will be returned if the exclusion is granted.