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Brady Statement on Trade Executive Action to Investigate Steel Imports

April 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today released the following statement after President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum calling for the Commerce Department to use its Section 232 authority to investigate the national security implications of U.S. steel imports:

“I welcome President Trump’s leadership in seeking to address the significant problem of global overcapacity in the steel sector. Congress created the Section 232 process to give the President a set of objective tools to evaluate the impact that imports have on our national security and to respond in an effective and appropriate way. I look forward to reviewing the results of the Commerce Department’s fair and impartial assessment and working with the Administration on this vital issue.”