Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Commerce's release of its four remaining section 232 "national security" reports to Congress:
“Congress requires consultation and reporting for all trade powers delegated to the executive branch. I thank Secretary Raimondo and President Biden for making good on their commitment to publish these reports, something the previous administration repeatedly refused to do, and hope compliance with the law will become routine as opposed to something to celebrate.”
·         On June 14, Senator Toomey along with Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) wrote to Secretary Gina Raimondo asking her to release the four remaining Section 232 reports on uranium ore, titanium sponge, transformers and their components, and vanadium.
·         On July 6, Commerce released its long-awaited report on imported automobiles after Senator Toomey authored an amendment requiring such action.