Washington, D.C.—Senator Joe Donnelly this morning testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on the importance of maintaining existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders against unfairly traded imports of hot-rolled steel. These trade orders help maintain a level playing field for an already vulnerable domestic steel industry.
Senator Donnelly testifies on the importance of a level playing field for the Indiana steel industry and workers before the U.S. International Trade Commission
“Despite the past impacts of unfair trade, the steel industry’s presence in Indiana today supports over 150,000 jobs,” Donnelly said. “I have seen first-hand the resilience of the American worker. They are not asking for preferential treatment under the laws, but fair and equal treatment. We all know that good trade policies create jobs, fuel economic growth, and benefit consumers both at home and abroad. And yet we must remember that trade only works when everyone plays by the same rules.”
To read his full testimony, click here.
Yesterday, Senator Donnelly and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) led a bipartisan group of 19 senators in sending a letter to ITC Chairman Williamson asking that the ITC maintain the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders against unfairly traded imports of hot-rolled steel. To read more about their letter, click here.