New Democrat Coalition Statement on Trump’s Tariff Announcement

Jun 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice-Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene, and New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind, Rick Larsen, Greg Meeks, and Lizzie Fletcher released a statement in response to President Trump’s threat to impose a blanket tariff on all Mexican imports:

“There is bipartisan agreement that President Trump has abused trade authorities granted to him by Congress. His announcement last week that he intends to unilaterally tax goods from Mexico starting June 10 is the latest example of this abuse. These tariffs will hurt U.S. consumers and businesses and jeopardize the prospects of updating NAFTA. This action should be rescinded immediately.”

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