LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. - Congressman Charlie Dent issued the following statement after the Administration announced massive tariffs on steel and aluminum imports:

"I have serious reservations with the actions announced by President Trump today.

While I acknowledge unfair trade practices by some foreign countries in the targeted industries, it seems this order is too broad and will likely cost more American manufacturing jobs than the number of jobs the Administration is attempting to protect.

I am especially concerned about the impact this policy will have on companies in Pennsylvania, like the Hershey Company, that rely on aluminum as part of their packaging and manufacturing process. Last year, I had a conversation with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on the potential negative impact of this policy on my district.

I strongly urge the President to rethink this misguided policy that will raise taxes, add costs, and have considerable negative impacts on American consumers, workers and the economy."


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