May 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones spoke on the Senate floor today to call for an end to the President’s trade war that is hurting farmers in Alabama and across the country. He also discussed his new legislation to help farmers impacted by the trade war by expanding Trade Adjustment Assistance.
“I agree with the President 100 percent that we need fair trade deals and we have to make sure that American workers and consumers are not being taken for a ride by other countries – especially rogue countries and bad actors like China. But since this trade war began last year, these tariffs are having the complete opposite effect on the people that they are supposed to help. That’s because tariffs are taxes, plain and simple,” Senator Jones said. “From businesses to farmers to consumers, these taxes are being paid for by Americans. That’s not politics. That is economics.”
Watch Senator Jones’ full speech here.