WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) released the following statement regarding steel and aluminum tariffs. 

American manufacturers are essential to the United States economy, said Congressman Ted Poe. The proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are concerning. These suggested tariffs could trigger responses from our trading partners which will have unintended consequences for American businesses, many of which reside here in the greater Houston area. History shows international trade allies sometimes retaliate, causing chaos in the American economy. Free trade is a philosophy that has continually proven itself to be effective for our country, and we must hold true to this economic reality.