Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Administration’s Plan for Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

May 31, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s proposal to place tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum coming from Mexico, Canada, and the EU:

“I strongly disagree with the decision to move forward with the implementation of tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Mexico, Canada, and the EU under the guise of national security concerns. Protectionist policies typically are another version of crony capitalism with the government picking winners and losers. The Administration may be correct in claiming that the existing steel and aluminum tariffs have been helpful to some workers and jobs, but it has hurt other businesses that use these metals. It is going to be a tax on all consumers.”