“While the exemption of some U.S. trading partners is a step in the right direction, these tariffs remain too broad and will put Hoosier jobs at risk. Anything other than a balanced and targeted approach will raise costs for manufacturers, slow our economic momentum, and let bad actors like China off the hook. I will continue listening to Hoosiers while working to narrow this policy and minimize any negative impact on local businesses and workers.”
Congresswoman Walorski recently sent a letter to President Trump expressing concerns with his tariff proposal and sharing feedback from local manufacturers. She also signed a letter, along with 106 of her House Republican colleagues, urging the president to target unfair trade practices while protecting American jobs, manufacturers, and consumers.
In an op-ed published in The Hill today, Walorski called on President Trump to “find a fair, balanced, and effective solution that builds on his pro-growth agenda, supports our manufacturers, and protects American workers.”
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Donnelly said, “Trade is critical for Indiana’s economy—from our manufacturers to our farmers—but it must be fair. For too long Hoosier workers have fought unfair competition from countries like China. I’m pleased that President Trump is taking action and plan to carefully review the details of his proclamations. It’s important that we get this policy right, so that American steel and aluminum producers and their workers can compete on a level playing field and continue to support good-paying jobs.”
- Donnelly has long fought for a level playing field for American steelworkers.
- Donnelly has long supported export promotion efforts, including the Export-Import Bank, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the CREAATE Act, to help Hoosier farmers and manufacturers access international markets and sell their products to customers across the globe.
- Donnelly helped enact the Leveling the Playing Field Act and ENFORCE Act to ensure American companies can fight unfair trade practices before the damage is already done. He also has:
o testified in-person at the International Trade Commission in support of Indiana’s steel industry;
o urged the Administration several times to complete its 232 investigation; and
o sent numerous letters in support of U.S. trade enforcement efforts to crack down on the illegal dumping and subsidizing of unfairly traded steel and aluminum products.