Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Statement on Agreement Delaying January 1st Tariff Increase

“Tonight’s announcement makes clear that the Administration has heard the stories of economic hardship from Americans who have been hurt by tariffs.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, the nationwide campaign against tariffs, released the following statement from campaign spokesman and former Congressman Charles Boustany on the announcement to hold off on upcoming tariff increases. Tariffs Hurt the Heartland is the largest campaign against the tariffs and includes over 150 of America’s largest trade associations and ag commodity groups.

“Agreeing not to raise tariffs on American businesses, farmers and consumers is an encouraging first step. These tariffs are taxes that Americans pay, and avoiding a massive tax increase on January 1st is welcome news that must be followed up by rolling back the tariffs currently in place. Tonight’s announcement makes clear that the Administration has heard the stories of economic hardship from Americans who have been hurt by tariffs. Our campaign will continue to tell their stories as the Administration enters into this important negotiation period.”

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