WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) – Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement Friday in regard to President Trump reaching a deal with Mexico and Canada to lift steel and aluminum tariffs. It reads as follows:
“This is huge news for Iowa—especially our state’s farmers and manufacturers who have been caught in the crosshairs of this tariff war with our neighbors. Months ago the president indicated that when a new trade deal was reached with Mexico and Canada, the tariffs would no longer be needed. Today’s he’s followed through on that.
“I’ve continuously shared stories of the severe impact these tariffs have had on folks back home and pressed President Trump and his administration about the urgent need to remove the 232 tariffs from two of Iowa’s top trading partners.
“Now more than ever is the time for Speaker Pelosi and our House colleagues to signal their support for USMCA. We need to ratify this agreement swiftly—Iowa’s farmers and manufacturers are counting on it.”
In total, 232 steel and aluminum tariffs will be lifted.