White House Announces Actions to Crack down on Illegal Steel Dumping

The White House is stepping up efforts to crack down on illegal steel dumping. 

The new executive actions from the White House will include adding Customs and Border Patrol personnel to enforce our trade laws, step up inspections of steel imports at our ports of entry, and increase personnel at the Commerce Department to help ensure tariffs are enforced against those who dump steel in the U.S. 

President Obama signed off on legislation Wednesday that will provide additional tools to more aggressively enforce anti-dumping provisions under existing federal law. 

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, and Representative Rick Nolan have been working together in the fight against steel dumping.  The group asked the White House for support for laid-off steelworkers on the Iron Range. 

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Iron Range in December to hear concerns from legislators, citizens and miners. 

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