Brady Announces Hearing on the Effects of Tariff Increases on the U.S. Economy and Jobs

April 5, 2018 — Hearing    — Press Releases   

Washington, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced today that the Committee will hold a hearing on the effects on the U.S. economy and jobs of tariff increases related to Section 232 and Section 301 investigations. The hearing will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 AM.

Upon announcing the hearing, Chairman Brady said:

“In enforcing our trade laws, we should always take a targeted approach to address unfair practices while avoiding harm to U.S. workers and job creators.  Our private sector witnesses will discuss the impact of recently announced U.S. tariff increases on their businesses, including product and country coverage of the tariffs, the process to comment on and apply for exclusions from the tariffs, and the effects of possible retaliation on U.S. exporters. 

“As we continue to work with the Administration to build off the success of President Trump’s tax cuts and regulatory reform, I am committed to listening to U.S. job creators every step of the way to make sure we make all appropriate adjustments to avoid unintended negative consequences to the U.S. economy.”