November 14, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

SEATTLE, WA – Representatives from Washington’s agriculture, small business and global trade sectors joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, at a town hall today to unveil new economic data detailing the impact of tariffs on the state’s economy. The data, compiled by the Trade Partnership, shows that tariffs cost Washington businesses an added $100 million since new tariffs were imposed this year. The data also shows that Washington exports have been subject to another $103 million in retaliatory tariffs thanks to ongoing trade disputes. These costs fall squarely on the backs of farmers, manufacturers, small business […]

November 8, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

WASHINGTON – The trade war is creating pain for America’s economy. Exports are declining, jobs are disappearing, and prices are rising for everyday items. Now, the markets are starting to react, and it’s becoming clear that tariffs are starting to take a toll on the underpinnings of the economy. As tariffs continue to hurt American businesses, workers, and families, the message from the markets is clear: the trade war needs to end before things get even worse. MARKETWATCH: ‘Stock market turns negative amid report that U.S. set to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports.’ “U.S. stocks lost altitude and […]

November 5, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT: matt@tariffshurt.com or melanie@tariffshurt.com On imports alone, monthly Census data on calculated duties shows a $1.4 billion spike from Trump Administration tariffs actions; U.S. businesses paid $4.4 billion in tariffs in September Separate export data shows that once growing U.S. exports are declining because of tariffs; products subject to retaliatory tariffs declined by $2.5 billion, or 26 percent in September compared to the previous year (Washington D.C.) – New data released by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and compiled by The Trade Partnership from monthly U.S. government […]

November 2, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

Across Tennessee, Businesses, Workers and Families Facing New Taxes Thanks to Recent Trade War Escalation QUOTE FROM TARIFFS HURT THE HEARTLAND SPOKESMAN BRIAN KUEHL: “The longer this trade war goes on, the worse it will get for Tennessee. Tariffs have already caused long-term damage to farmers who rely on exports to make a living. Their overseas markets are disappearing – possibly for good. Now we are seeing the negative effects throughout Tennessee’s economy. It’s clear that the trade war needs to come to an end before the pain gets any worse.” HEADLINE: ‘TARIFFS ARE HURTING TENNESSEE.’ “Mexico, Canada and the […]

November 2, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: Uncategorized |

QUOTE FROM TARIFFS HURT THE HEARTLAND SPOKESMAN BRIAN KUEHL: “Tariffs have a sweeping impact that hurts businesses, farmers, manufacturers, miners, workers and families across West Virginia. As the trade war continues, the costs will only grow. Tariffs cost jobs, raise prices for everyday items, and make it harder for manufacturers and other businesses to keep their doors open. We need to end tariffs before the damage gets worse.” ALUMINUM TARIFFS WILL HURT WEST VIRGINIA’S VITAL AEROSPACE INDUSTRY. “Aerospace companies in West Virginia have an economic impact of over $1 billion per year in the counties of North Central West Virginia […]

November 1, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

QUOTE FROM ALAN WEBER, FARMER AND AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST, MARSHALL, MO: “Tariffs have already done significant damage to Missouri’s agriculture industry – and that’s just part of the story. Across the state, farmers, manufacturers, small businesses, workers, and families are facing increased costs, fewer jobs, and higher prices because of tariffs. Unfortunately, unless the trade war ends, things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.” TARIFF EFFECT ON MISSOURI IS ‘NOT SUSTAINABLE.’ “’Definitely the tariffs are the biggest negative thing we’ve seen,’ said Adam Jones, a farmer from Old Monroe in Lincoln County. ‘It feels odd to see […]

November 1, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

Louisiana Congressman will help tell the stories of business owners, farmers and families hurt by the trade war as part of the growing nationwide, non-partisan campaign against tariffs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contact: melanie@tariffshurt.com (Washington, D.C.) – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, the nationwide, non-partisan campaign against tariffs, today announced that former Republican Congressman Dr. Charles Boustany will join the campaign as a spokesman. Congressman Boustany is a trade expert with over a decade of experience working across party lines on trade policies in Congress, including on […]

October 31, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

As he visits Florida today, President Trump should listen to Floridians bearing the costs of the trade war This week Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, the nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, unveiled new data that showed how tariffs are directly impacting Florida’s economy. The statistics, which were compiled by The Trade Partnership, revealed that tariffs cost Florida businesses $122 million in the month of August alone. This represents a 49-percent increase in tariff-related costs compared to this point last year. These costs are borne directly by the hardworking Florida taxpayers that the administration promised to protect. “When Florida businesses are hurt by higher tariffs, those costs are […]

October 26, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

Soybean exports to China from the Hoosier state have plummeted 34% so far this year while pork exports to Mexico that had been growing declined precipitously following tariff announcement New data released as President Trump comes to Indianapolis to make his case to farmers at the National FFA Convention and Expo FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Matt@tariffshurt (Washington, D.C.) – New data released today shows that soybeans, the dominant Indiana farm export to China, have been hit hard by tariffs imposed […]

October 25, 2018 by Melanie Lehnhardt | Category: News |

WAUKESHA, WI – Wisconsin farmers, manufacturers and business owners joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide grassroots campaign against tariffs, at a town hall today to unveil new economic data detailing the impact of tariffs on Wisconsin’s economy. The data, compiled by the Trade Partnership, shows that tariffs cost Wisconsin businesses almost $95 million in August alone. That represents a 47 percent increase in tariff-related costs since the same point last year—even though the value of imports only increased 13 percent over that period. These costs fall squarely on the backs of farmers, manufacturers, small business owners, and their employees […]