Hurd Statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

May 31, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement to impose new steel and aluminum tariffs on our allies in Mexico, Canada and the European Union:

“Initiating a trade war with our closest allies is a bad idea. Sound foreign policy does not include punishing our North American and European partners, while easing restrictions on a Chinese company that clearly violated U.S. sanctions. The result of arbitrary tariffs on commodities will be an increase to the costs of everything for middle class families, from the food on our tables to the fuel in our cars. As I’ve said before, we should be working with our allies instead of using an 18th century tool that has repeatedly failed in the past. I urge the Administration to reconsider this decision.”