Thanking those who stand with us

American-made steel and aluminum plays a vital role in our economic and national security. Everything from ships and tanks to bridges, railways, and our electrical grid are built with steel and aluminum.

But unfair foreign competition from countries like China and Russia has forced American producers to close operations and lay off tens of thousands of workers, including many USW members. This is also creating a dangerous dependency on these nations for our steel and aluminum needs – making America less prepared to equip our military and respond to emergencies like earthquakes, hurricanes, or terrorist attacks. 
 
Back in April 2017, President Trump took a big step forward toward resolving this crisis by initiating a Section 232 national security investigation into steel and aluminum imports. But the administration has yet to release the results. Meanwhile, steel imports alone are up nearly 22 percent in 2017 compared to the same period last year. (If you haven't yet, sign our petition urging action here!)
 
We're pushing the administation and all elected officials use all available tools, including the Section 232 remedies, to protect America’s economic and national security and safeguard American steel and aluminum. Many have said they're with us -- some even have sent letters to the Commerce Department urging action -- and for that, we say thank you:
 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-CO

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA

Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-MD

Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-IN

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-IL

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV

Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR

Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA

Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI

Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D- NY

Sen. Tina Smith, D-N.M.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR

Sen. Todd Young, R-IN

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD

Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA

Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-AL

Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-OH

Rep. Jack Bergman, R-MI

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-UT

Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-GA

Rep. Mike Bost, R-IL

Rep. Robert Brady, D-PA

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-AL

Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-IN

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-IL

Rep. Brad Byrne, R-AL

Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-CA

Rep. Andre Carson. D-IN

Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-PA

Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-TN

Rep. Tom Cole, R-OK

Rep. James Clyburn, D-SC

Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY

Rep. Rick Crawford, R-AK

Rep. Warren Davidson, R-OH

Rep. Danny Davis, D-IL

Rep. Rodney Davis, R-IL

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT

Rep. Susan DelBene, D-WA

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-MI

Rep. Mike Doyle, D-PA

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.

Rep. Ryan Fitzpatrick, R-PA

Rep. Bill Flores, R-TX

Rep. Bill Foster, D-IL

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-OH

Rep. John Garamendi, D-CA

Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-OH

Rep. Gene Green, D-TX

Rep. Greg Harper, R-MS

Rep. Brian Higgins, D- NY

Rep. Richard Hudson, R-NC

Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-WV

Rep. Bill Johnson, R-OH

Rep. Henry Johnson Jr., D-GA

Rep. Walter Jones, R-NC

Rep. David Joyce, R-OH

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-OH

Rep. John Katko, R-NY

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-PA

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-IL

Rep. Dan Kildee, D-MI

Rep. Ron Kind, D-WI

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-IL 

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H.

Rep. John Larson, D-CT

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-MI

Rep. John Lewis, D-GA

Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-IA

Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-IL

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-MA

Rep. Tom Marino, R-PA

Rep. Betty McCollum, D-MN

Rep. Donald McEachin, D-VA

Rep. James McGovern, D-MA

Rep. David McKinley, R-WV

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI

Rep. Richard Neal, D-MA

Rep. Rick Nolan, D-MN

Rep. Donald Norcross, D-NJ

Rep. Bil Pascrell, D-NJ

Rep. Scott Perry, R-PA

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-MN

Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-NC 

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-WI

Rep. Dave Reichert, R-WA

Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-PA

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-GA

Rep. John Rutherford, R-FL

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-CA

Rep. Janice Danoff Schakowsky, D-IL

Rep. Bobby Scott, D-VA

Rep. Steve Stivers, R-OH

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL

Rep. John Shimkus, R-IL

Rep. Jason Smith, R-MO

Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter, D-NY

Rep. Christopher Smith, R-NJ

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY

Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY

Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-PA 

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-CA

Rep. Dina  Titus, D-NV

Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY

Rep. Michael Turner, R-OH

Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-IN

Rep. Tim Walz, D-MN

And members of the Congressional Steel Caucus who sent this letter and this letter of support.

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