Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Brainerd Dispatch: Nolan presses for duties on foreign steel rebar

Jun 2, 2017
In The News

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan testified before the International Trade Commission Thursday, to urge them to make a final affirmative determination on a petition to place duties on foreign steel rebar, a news release from Nolan's office said.

"Rebar is a fundamental ingredient in all of our nation's infrastructure from our roads and bridges, to our port facilities, to our locks and dams, to our airport hangars and runways, to our skyscrapers, schools and commercial facilities," Nolan told the ITC. "It is clear that rebar is critical for our national economy and our national security."

Nolan testified multiple times before the ITC and the Department of Commerce, working hand in hand with the past Obama administration and current Trump administration to hold trade-cheater nations accountable for illegal steel dumping practices.Nolan added rebar was essential to infrastructure, and therefore it was necessary the rebar was made of "the best quality and under the best conditions with high labor, safety, health and environmental standards."

At the hearing, Nolan called for duties on Japanese rebar totaling 209 percent and Turkish steel totaling 24 percent, the release said.