U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, MI-08, issued the following statement today after the White House announced plans to challenge Chinese tariffs on U.S.-made cars at the World Trade Organization.
"Better late than never. The announcement by the Obama Administration comes seven months after China said that it was imposing tariffs on U.S.-made cars, but the United States must remain vigilant in holding its trading partners accountable for unfair practices. Michigan autoworkers and manufacturers are already facing hardships in their effort to rebound from the recession and create jobs. They don't need another barrier to their economic growth."
Rogers has worked throughout his time to Congress to crack down on China's currency manipulation that has cost Michigan and the United States as many as 2 million manufacturing jobs. The Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (H.R. 369) is a centerpiece of Rogers' 12-point jobs creation plan.