U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released a statement after the Trump administration announced an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the tariffs and retaliation:
“This is great news for American manufacturers, farmers, workers, and families. The agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift steel and aluminum tariffs and retaliation without quotas will allow the U.S. to better target China’s unfair trade practices and pave the way for the USMCA.
“I’m grateful to President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer for fulfilling their pledge to resolve this issue so we can move full steam ahead on a modernized trade agreement with two of our closest trading partners. I look forward to working together to finalize a great deal for the American people.”
Walorski has repeatedly urged the Trump administration to reach an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove steel and aluminum tariffs and retaliatory measures.
In December, she led a bipartisan letter signed by 13 members of the Ways and Means Committee asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to make resolving this issue a top priority. Tariffs and retaliation have harmed U.S. manufacturers and farmers, including many in Indiana’s 2nd District.