GOP US Senator Hatch: Trump Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Are A ‘Tax Hike On Americans’

Orrin Hatch

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Thursday blasted the Trump administration’s decision to place steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico, saying the financial penalties are a “tax hike on Americans.”

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“My position remains unchanged: Tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are a tax hike on Americans and will have damaging consequences for consumers, manufacturers and workers,” Hatch said in a statement.

Hatch added that he would urge the administration to reverse its decision but did not specify what steps he would take to try to pressure them to do so.

 

“In light of the mounting evidence that these tariffs will harm Americans, I will continue to push the administration to change course,” Hatch added.

 

Republicans, including Hatch, have publicly fretted for months over Trump’s trade policies, including concerns that broad steel and aluminum tariffs would spark retaliation from other countries.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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