Congressman Pete Visclosky, along with 14 other Members of Congress, sent a bipartisan letter that urges the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to maintain the anti-dumping order on U.S. imports of tin mill products from Japan. The letter will be submitted as part of the official comments during today's ITC hearing on this case.
Visclosky said, "It is imperative that the ITC maintain the current anti-dumping order so that tin manufacturers in Northwest Indiana and across America can stay competitive. If the order is revoked, the U.S. tin mill industry would see a significant surge in Japanese products, and this would be devastating for American jobs."
Congressman Visclosky remains committed to establishing a level playing field for American manufacturing. Visclosky has a proven track record of defending American manufacturing from exploitative trade partners, having sponsored the American Steel First Act and the Fighting for American Jobs Act, and having cosponsored bills including the Free and Fair Trade Act and the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act in 2011. In the 112th Congress, he has also testified numerous times in front of the ITC about maintaining fair trade, and has taken to the House floor to speak about trade issues.
Cosigners of the letter to the ITC include: Reps. Jason Altmire (D-PA), Hansen Clarke (D-MI), Jerry Costello (D-IL), Chip Cravaack (R-MN), Mark Critz (D-PA), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Mike Doyle (D-PA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Mike Kelly (R-PA), David McKinley (R-WV), George Miller (D-CA), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Terri Sewell (D-AL).