Press Release ● Jobs and Economy
For Immediate Release: 
May 31, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Trump’s threat to impose a blanket tariff on all Mexican imports:

“Imposing blanket tariffs on Mexico will hurt American workers, particularly those working in the auto industry and for its parts suppliers, and do nothing to solve the immigration challenges created by this Administration's policies.  The President is taking aim at immigration policy but missing it completely; instead, he is hitting American workers and consumers.  This is yet another stunt by a president who chooses showmanship over strategy and plays dangerous games with the livelihoods of American workers and consumers. 

“His temper tantrum also sends a terrible message to the global community that discourages investment in creating jobs here in the United States.  I strongly urge him to consider the well-being of American workers before taking such an ill-conceived idea and turning it into bad policy."