House Democrats Ask Trump to Expedite Tariff Exclusion Process

A letter to the Trump Administration from three lawmakers asks the President to temporarily suspend tariffs or at least greatly expedite the tariff exclusion process. The three democrats, including Wisconsin’s Ron Kind, as well as western Washington’s Suzan DelBene signed the letter, which states, “Immediate tariff relief will have numerous positive effects, including reducing disruptions to existing supply chains and easing the economic burden on our companies and their workers.”

The letter added tariff duties continue to threaten the economic well-being of families across the country and the viability of the health care, manufacturing, retail, and food sectors. The lawmakers are seeking a temporary reprieve from President Trump, not permanent action.

The letter said, “it is important to note that we are not asking for permanent rollbacks at this time. Instead, we are asking for you to provide temporary relief for our constituents during this public health crisis.”

Terri Sewell of Alabama also signed this week’s letter to the President.

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