Sessions Continues to Fight for North Texas Businesses

As Chairman of the House Rules Committee, I issued the following statement today after the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released their final tariff list:

While I remain skeptical about the effectiveness of tariffs and will continue to push the Trump Administration to explore more targeted trade negotiation tactics, I am glad to see that my efforts to keep TX-32 based companies, like Fossil, off the most recent tariff list have been successful. 
 
In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Lighthizer, in late August, I highlighted the potentially negative impact of tariffs and retaliatory actions on companies, like Fossil, including higher costs, downsizing, and job loss in North Texas. I appreciate that this company, and others that rely on trade, have been spared at this time and I will continue to fight for Texas enterprise and smart trade deals.

Read the full letter to Ambassador Lighthizer on behalf of Fossil here.

 

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