Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey released the following statement regarding reports that the Biden administration will end Section 232 national security tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from the European Union (EU) by December 1, 2021:
“In the two years preceding the pandemic, the United States lost over 75,000 manufacturing jobs due to the Commerce Department’s taxes on imported steel and aluminum. Reports that the Biden administration is ending these taxes on imports from the EU is encouraging. If true, the Biden administration must not waiver, in fact, it should be working to remove these destructive taxes on our other allies also. This pending action does not change the fact that Congress should work to rein in executive authority to unilaterally impose ‘national security’ taxes.”