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Portman Concerned About Higher Tariffs

May 16, 2019

Credit Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he's concerned about rising trade tensions with China. 

Portman says he supports tough action, citing intellectual property theft, government subsidies and trade imbalances, but told reporters on a conference call this week he's concerned about rising tariffs.

The former U.S. Trade Representative during the George W. Bush administration says he hopes continued pressure on China will produce a deal.