WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) released the following statement today applauding the Trump Administration’s announcement lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum products from Canada and Mexico:

“The announcement from the White House today that steel and aluminum tariffs will be lifted on Canada and Mexico is welcome news. Tariffs are taxes on consumers, and our manufacturing and agriculture industries have seen the direct effects tariffs have on our economy. I applaud this Administration for their impressive work on USMCA and this announcement today will help move Congress closer to approving the new agreement which will allow our farmers and manufacturers across central and west-central Illinois to better reach markets and customers in our neighbors to the north and south.”