Sen. Lee Responds to President's Tariff Announcement

March 1, 2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after President Trump announced his intention to impose 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum.

“The tariffs proposed by the president this week would be a huge job-killing tax hike on American consumers,” Sen. Lee said. "While I am sympathetic to the issues facing domestic steel manufacturers, there must be a better way to address the steel industry's concerns, and I hope Congress and the executive branch can identify an alternative solution before these tariffs are finalized next week.”