Retailers Applaud Senate Action on Tariffs

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from
Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French after the
Senate approved a “motion to instruct” related to congressional approval
of national-security designated tariffs.

“There is clearly growing bipartisan concern over the administration’s
reckless trade agenda as the real-world consequences of tariffs spread
in communities across the country. Congress has an important role to
play in protecting hardworking Americans from a trade war, and this vote
is an important first step. We appreciate the leadership of Senators
Corker, Toomey and Flake and hope to see this commonsense legislation
continue to move forward.”

About NRF

The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade
association. Based in Washington, D.C., NRF represents discount and
department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street
merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet
retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is
the nation’s largest-private sector employer, supporting one in four
U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to
annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.


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