Kaptur urges Trump Administration to stop delays, confusion and chaos on steel action

May 1, 2018
Press Release
“...steel industry and its workers are long overdue for level playing field”

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, released the following statement regarding news of the Trump Administration’s continued delays on finalizing relief for the U.S. steel industry:

“The President’s team promised a decision on steel a year ago. Unfortunately, mixed signals, lack of clarity, and failure to consult fully with other nations, has created chaos and upset the markets globally.

“Now, more delays make it seem as though no decision is forthcoming, as has happened time and time again with the derailed Trump Administration infrastructure bill. All while we watch imports rise as companies work to beat tariff announcements.

“I urge the Trump Administration to stop the delays and confusion and fulfill its promise to the American people. Thousands of jobs, the plight of laid-off workers coast to coast, and the fate of one of America’s foundational industries hangs in the balance.

“The U.S. steel industry and its workers are long overdue for a level playing field.”