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Joint Economic Committee Chairman Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., released the following statement regarding the Administration’s announcement imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union:

“These tariffs threaten American jobs, our manufacturers’ access to materials across the border, and will result in increased consumer prices. Our nation has prospered in large part because of free trade, and yet this action threatens our own economy and our greatest allies. I urge the Administration to avoid hurting our ability to manufacture and sell American goods and defend our workers."