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Welch, Kuster, Pappas and Pingree Send Letter to Trump Opposing Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

Letter supports request from state Governors to reverse Trump decision to impose 10% tariff.

Washington, September 11, 2020

Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.-At Large), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.-2), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.-1) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine-1) on Friday sent a letter to President Trump asking him to reverse his decision to impose a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum imports. The letter expresses “full support” of the letter sent by the Governors of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine requesting that the President remove the tariff on Canadian aluminum.

“This tariff is extremely detrimental to the economies of our states and the close and mutually beneficial relationship our states have enjoyed with Canada, our major trading partner,” wrote the Representatives. “It is imperative that our states continue to expand and strengthen our economic and social ties with Canada. The tariff weakens that bond.”

You can read the full letter here. Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) sent a letter with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) and Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) on September 8th. You can read that letter here.

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