Friday, September 30, 2016

McCaskill testifies for Missouri companies in trade dispute

(From Sen Claire McCaskill)

If there's one thing I know for sure about Missouri manufacturers, it's this — when they compete on a level playing field, they have what it takes to win.

That's why recently, I jumped at the opportunity to testify on behalf of Missouri companies like Bull Moose Tube Company and EXLTUBE in front of the panel responsible for resolving trade disputes. These two companies — like so many others across the state — represent the best of American-made infrastructure... and it's my job as your Senator to protect them, and the thousands of jobs they create in our state, from unfair trade practices.

Foreign competitors in Korea, Mexico, and Turkey are intentionally — and illegally — taking steps to undercut U.S. prices. And so I was thrilled that after my testimony, the panel voted in a 4–2 vote to protect these Missouri companies and slap those illegally subsidized imports with the appropriate taxes. (Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

This isn't the first time I've gone to bat for Missouri businesses — and it won't be the last

Our manufacturers bolster our economy and create products that make our lives better. When they succeed, we succeed, and I'm going to make sure that happens.

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