Schumer Statement on Commerce Department’s Recommendations to Impose New Limits on Steel & Aluminum Imports

February 16, 2018
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Commerce Department’s recommendations to impose new limits on steel and aluminum imports:
“We’ve been asking over a year for the Trump administration to crack down on China’s predatory practices on aluminum and steel. The Commerce Department’s recommendations today we hope are the beginning of efforts by this administration to finally get tough on China and help level the playing field for American steel and aluminum producers and workers. Now the president must quickly follow through with his promise to stand up for these workers and American manufacturing by adopting the full extent of these recommendations.
“We put a hold on two commerce Department nominees until the administration acted. As a show of good faith, we are releases our hold on Gil Kaplan for Under Secretary of commerce for International Trade, but will continue to hold Nazakhtar Nikakhtar for Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Industry and Analysis and any other Commerce nominees until the president fully approves these bold actions.”