Commerce chief takes flak over tariffs

U.S. metal-making at risk, Ross says at Senate hearing

Posted: June 21, 2018 at 3:46 a.m.
Updated: June 21, 2018 at 3:46 a.m.

As Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defended President Donald Trump’s tariffs Wednesday before the Senate Finance Committee, the European Union announced a tax on a range of U.S. goods.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defended the Trump administration's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum before Congress on Wednesday amid withering, bipartisan criticism from senators who called the levies unjustified and economically ruinous.

A worker moves an assembled engine at the Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycle factory in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in September. The European Commission is s...

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