Today, Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) praised the Administration's action through the World Trade Organization (WTO) demanding that China cease subsidizing auto parts for export. Rep. Hochul has helped lead efforts to urge the Administration to take such action.
"China's engagement in unfair trade policies is severely hindering our nation's automotive industry including businesses here in Western New York. At a time when we are all working to get our economy back on track, these actions are a step in the right direction toward leveling the playing field for our domestic automakers, parts suppliers, and steelworkers. I support continued vigilance in our efforts to ensure U.S. business are not at an unfair disadvantage in the global economy," Rep. Hochul said.
In March, Rep. Hochul helped lead an effort calling on the President to protect American jobs and use all possible measures to counter Chinese policies harming the American auto sector. Hochul and 187 other Members of Congress wrote to the President urging him to stand up for American jobs and businesses by holding China accountable for its actions.
Additionally, Hochul spoke on the House Floor against China's unfair currency manipulation which has shipped American jobs overseas by making Chinese exports to the United States cheaper and American exports to China more expensive.
Increasing domestic manufacturing is a mainstay of Rep. Hochul's Make It In America plan.