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Larson: Ending Unfair Trade Practices is a Shared Goal

April 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after participating in a Ways & Means Committee hearing on the effect of tariffs on the economy and jobs:

“We need to continue exploring the issues that were raised at today’s Ways and Means hearing on tariffs. This is a question of tactics, not goals. All stakeholders and members on both sides of the aisle agree that China is engaging in anti-competitive practices that are hurting the United States. How do we best address this problem that we all agree exists? Tariffs can be used as a tool but they can also become a weapon. We need to make sure that tariffs don’t result in collateral damage to American companies such as Jarvis Airfoil in my district and other advanced manufacturers. Globalization is here to stay and as Richard Trumka has said, we need a wholesale rewrite of global trade policy to ensure that the impact of globalization helps – not harms – working families. I encourage the Ways & Means Committee to hold more hearings on this important subject,” said Larson.