Fortenberry Statement on President Trump’s Tariff Actions

Mar 9, 2018
Press Release

(Washington D.C.) –Today, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

“There is legitimate concern that tariff implementation may hurt Nebraska’s strong agricultural exports,” Fortenberry said. “The reality is that we are already in a trade war--and losing. A thoughtful reset of NAFTA and other trade negotiations should help America.

“The issue is not some academic notion of free trade. It is fair and enforceable trade that does not adversely disadvantage our agricultural producers and is mutually beneficial to all countries.”

Congressman Fortenberry is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.