Monthly Archives: February 2019


New Data Shows Trump Administration Tariffs Cost U.S. Businesses $2.7 Billion in a Single Month, Exports of American Products Targeted for Retaliation Plummet 37 Percent

February 14, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

As President claims that billions are flowing into Treasury from tariffs, new data shows it is coming from American companies Monthly steel imports rise despite $426 million in added tariffs  WASHINGTON– Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide campaign against recent tariffs on American businesses, farmers and consumers, today released new data that shows American businesses paid an additional $2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018 — the most recent month data is available from the U.S. Census Bureau due to the government shutdown. This figure reflects the additional tariffs levied because of the administration’s actions and represents a $2.7 billion […]

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American Workers Will Lose Nearly One Million U.S. Jobs if Tariffs Rise March 1, According to New Study

February 6, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

STUDY ESTIMATES THAT NEW AUTO TARIFFS AND TARIFFS ON ALL CHINESE IMPORTS WOULD LEAD TO 2.2 MILLION JOB LOSSES, COST THE AVERAGE FAMILY OVER $2,300 AND REDUCE GDP BY OVER 1% (Washington, D.C.) – Today, at a press conference with bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate, small business owners and farmers, Tariffs Hurt the Heartland released a new study that warns of the further economic damage of an escalated trade war. The report, which was prepared by Trade Partnership Worldwide LLC, shows how increased and additional tariffs would reduce American jobs, the average American household’s income and the gross domestic […]

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Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Statement on Status of China Trade Negotiations

February 1, 2019 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, following the second round of talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators on a deal to de-escalate the trade war, Tariffs Hurt the Heartland spokesman and former Congressman Charles Boustany issued the following statement. Tariffs Hurt the Heartland is a nationwide, grassroots campaign composed of over 150 trade associations from across industries. “It’s not just the markets that are watching these discussions closely. American small businesses, farmers, retailers and manufacturers are watching these talks because they are the ones paying these tariffs. While it’s encouraging that progress is being made, the specter of continued tariffs or an […]

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