Representative Walorski responds to China tariffs

NOW: Representative Walorski responds to China tariffs

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The world's two largest economies trading tariffs. Today, China responded to new American tariffs on Chinese imports by enacting more of their own. 

On Tuesday the White House announced $50 billion worth of tariffs on 1,300 Chinese exports. Today, China's ministry of commerce retaliated with $50 billion of tariffs against U.S. exports, including soybeans, cars, and aircraft parts. 

It's a move that will hit farmers and manufacturers right here in Michiana and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski knows that. 

Walorski says she still agrees with President Trump's decision to take action against China, but understands these tariffs could have effect businesses in Michiana.

“It is going to be a fight until it’s over," said Walorski. "That’s okay."

Today the country announced $50 billion in tariffs against U.S. products. Those tariffs targeting an industry Michinana is known for manufacturing. 

“It absolutely implores us to be the ones fight for the solutions," said Walorski. 

And as the voice for one of the largest manufacturing districts in the U.S., Walorski says the tariffs could be devestating to businesses here. 

"There's a lot more little battles to come," said Walorski. “I agree with this concept of tariffs but there’s gotta be balance in making sure at the same time that were going and punishing bad actors like China, we’re not hurting manufactures at the same time.”

Using her position on the Ways and Means Committee to achieve that. 

“We have jurisdiction on trade," said Walorski. "It allows us to go back to these major players and be involved. I’m going to continue fighting being very visible, very vocal to make sure we have no hitch on the robust economy that’s right here in our area.”

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