U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Selma, said Tuesday that she is deeply concerned about a U.S. Department of Commerce’s confidential report on Section 232 national security tariffs that could lead to President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on foreign automobiles.
“I am deeply concerned about the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 national security report on autos, as well as potential tariffs on the auto industry in Alabama,” Sewell said. “This report was delegitimized from the start when President Trump called for a 25 percent tariff on autos before the investigation even began. The 24,000 auto workers in Alabama know that U.S. auto jobs do not threaten America – they strengthen it. I urge the president to consider the people of Alabama and the damage auto tariffs would have on our state.”