WASHINGTON, D.C., (July 1, 2020) — Today, Americans for Free Trade filed comments to the public records of the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee in response to the June 17th testimony of United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer before both committees on the President’s 2020 Trade Policy Agenda.
“Members and Senators from both sides of the aisle made it clear during Amb. Lighthizer’s testimony that President Trump’s tariffs are having a negative impact on the economy in their states and across the country,” said Americans for Free Trade spokesperson Jonathan Gold. “Tariffs are billions of dollars in taxes that American businesses, farmers, and consumers have been paying since before the COVID-19 outbreak, and they are causing even greater harm now amid the continuing economic crisis. The Administration should be doing everything it can to stimulate the economy during this time of economic recovery, and that’s why hundreds of American businesses, manufacturers, and farmers are calling on President Trump to end the tariffs now.”