Portman, Brown Comment On Trump's Tariff Proposal

Mar 8, 2018

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (L) and Rob Portman

Ohio's two U.S. Senators say President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports is broader than they would prefer. 

Republican Rob Portman is urging Trump to narrow the scope of his proposal.

Democrat Sherrod Brown wants to target Chinese steel-dumping but says the president's plan would do more to help the auto industry than hurt it.

Many economists say a broad tariff would have severe consequences for many U-S companies.