May 31, 2018

Corker Statement on Administration Steel and Aluminum Tariff Announcement

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the administration announced it would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

“Imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on our most important trading partners is the wrong approach and represents an abuse of authority intended only for national security purposes,” said Corker. “If we truly want to level the playing field for American companies, we should be working with our friends and allies to target those actually responsible for tipping markets in their favor.”