A Big Week on Trade: What Do Trump’s Actions on Buy America and Steel Imports Mean?

Pennsylvania steelworkers headed to Washington on Thursday for a big hearing on an important trade case. Several took time to chat with The Manufacturing Report about why they made the trip. PLUS: President Trump just signed two executive orders on trade: One to boost Buy America preferences and another to open a "Section 232" case into steel imports. Host Scott Paul breaks it all down.

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A Trip to Lone Star, a Small Texas Town Hurt by Unfair Global Trade

Durwin "Oodie" Royal is the president of the United Steelworkers Local 4134 in Lone Star, Texas. He talks to host Scott Paul about how dumped steel imports have devastated the community — and shares what folks in Lone Star think about the job President Trump has done to help manufacturing workers so far.

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Buy America, NAFTA and President Trump

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) talks about the fight to strengthen Buy America preferences — including against Russian steel importers — and how she plans to hold President Trump accountable on his Buy America promises.

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Rep. Pete Visclosky on What’s Needed to Create Good-Paying Jobs

Indiana Rep. Pete Visclosky, the vice chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus and a champion for the working class, talks to Scott Paul about how vital manufacturing jobs are to the middle class and our overall economy — and what policies are needed to create more of them.

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A Conversation with Edward Alden

In his book "Failure to Adjust," Edward Alden looks at what's been going right — and wrong — for American workers in the global economy. Alden, the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks with host Scott Paul about how America's trade policies have both helped and hurt Americans, and what we might expect from the Trump administration.

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