WASHINGTON, DC - President Donald Trump announced steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum on Friday.
The President said a 25 percent tax will apply to steel imports, and 10 percent will be added to aluminum brought into the U.S.
Mr. Trump said the excess of imported steel and aluminum is a "travesty" and hurts American workers and industry.
Late Friday, Washington Senator Maria Cantwell released the following statement regarding the tariffs:
“Exports are vital to Washington state’s economy from aircrafts to agriculture. In fact, more than 12,650 Washington businesses are exporters, creating more than 375,000 good-paying jobs. We need to address unfair trade with targeted actions, avoiding harmful effects.”
The Senator is concerned the President's plan could start a trade war as counties look at possible retaliation against the United States.
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