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Loudoun Chamber Opposes President’s Tariff Policy

 

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Loudoun Chamber Opposes President’s Tariff Policy

Loudoun Chamber Joins with State and National Chamber to Support S. 3013

Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber signed on to a letter to the United States Senate, along with more than 200 local and regional business organizations, to urge the passage of S. 3013 by Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee). S. 3013 would require the President to submit to Congress any proposal to raise tariffs in the interest of national security under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

The letter stated that the “… business and agriculture communities are deeply concerned that the President’s unrestricted use of section 232 to impose tariffs may not be in the national interest.”

Eric C. Johnson, Government Relations Manager for the Loudoun Chamber, said, “The Loudoun Chamber is in full support of fair trade and promoting American business, but this proposal by the current Administration is not the way to do it. The long term negative impacts on free trade would outweigh any short term benefits to a few industries.”

The Loudoun Chamber will continue to advocate for policies that create and promote a world-class business climate and quality of life in Loudoun County and Virginia. The Chamber will continue our long-standing efforts to ensure that our elected officials, at all levels of government, hear the business community’s perspective on these important issues, and work with the business community to advance pro-business, pro-growth, pro-quality of life solutions for our local, state, regional, and national challenges.

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