Steelworkers to Trump: Complete the Section 232 Investigation

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“My steel job means … a better tomorrow for my family.”

Remember last week when the steelworkers showed up? They were all over Capitol Hill and the Commerce Department, drumming up support for the Section 232 investigation into steel imports that President Trump began in April – and has since stalled.

No, really. The administration has put this off.

“The policy decision has been made to postpone that until the tax bill,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday. It would appear the Trump administration is afraid that possible steel tariffs will dampen support – among Republican senators! – for comprehensive tax reform.

Well. While they drag their feet, steelworkers are being pummeled by impossibly cheap imports. What does that mean in places like Ashland, Kentucky, Granite City, Illinois, Northwest Indiana, or Lorain Ohio?

Hear them speak for themselves: