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Peters Statement on Bipartisan Trade Policy Meeting at White House

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) issued the following statement after today’s bipartisan meeting with President Trump and other administration officials on trade policy:

“I was pleased to have the opportunity to attend today’s meeting and discuss critical trade policy issues that have harmed businesses and workers across Michigan. Michigan’s workers are the best in the world, and our products will outshine our competitors as long as there is fair competition. I am extremely concerned by unfair practices like dumping that undercut American-made goods and products across a number of industries and undermine our competitiveness in the global marketplace, and we must address these issues in a comprehensive way. Steel dumping poses a particularly damaging threat to our national security, hurting domestic producers and weakening a key part of our national defense supply chain. I’ve called on the Trump Administration to do more to enforce our trade laws and investigate the impact of dumping on American industries. I was glad to hear the President indicate his support for bipartisan legislation I will be introducing soon to bolster the Commerce Department’s authority to investigate and enforce trade violation cases on behalf of American companies, especially small and medium-sized businesses, to ensure a level playing field.”