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November 23, 2015

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urges Obama Administration To Crack Down On Chinese Aluminum

Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R), along with a bipartisan group of ten other senators, sent a letter last week to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske asking them to “fully enforce antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on China’s aluminum extrusions in order to level the playing field for domestic aluminum extruders.” 

The senators argued, “The AD and CVD orders are needed to level the playing field for American aluminum extruders, but they are effective only if they are strongly enforced.” The full letter is available on Sen. Brown’s website

The other senators who joined the letter were: Bob Casey (D-PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), David Perdue (R-GA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).