WASHINGTON (KFVS) - Sen. Claire McCaskill said at a hearing on Wednesday, June 20 that steel and aluminum tariffs are having an impact on a Poplar Bluff, Missouri business.
According to the senator's office, Mid Continent Nail Corporation has seen severe losses that have led to layoffs and fear of closure.
The hearing was with Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross.
McCaskill released this statement:
In the letter to he Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), McCaskill and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson cited news reports that the recently announced tariffs could be detrimental to American economic growth.
President Trump's administration announced 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum in March 2018.