Senator Murray’s statement on Trump tariffs: our state would be among hardest hit by Trump-inflicted price increases and a trade war

Not only could Trump tariffs raise the costs for families on everyday goods, the tariffs put WA industries at serious risk of retaliation from other countries 

(Washington, D.C.)  – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after President Trump signed a presidential proclamation to enact broad, haphazard tariffs on imported aluminum and steel.

“President Trump’s reckless proclamation to impose broad tariffs, against the wishes of his own economic advisors, is alarming. Perhaps no state stands to lose more from Trump-inflicted price increases and a trade war than ours. The inevitable retaliation will hurt growers across our state, drive up the costs of houses, cars, and everyday goods, and jeopardize our state’s economy. I urge Republicans who have a direct line to the White House to emphasize how damaging President Trump’s tariffs will be to families and workers in Washington state.”