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New Data Reveals Continuation Of Higher Tariff-Related Costs In Florida Compared To Last Year

Impacts Discussed at Town Hall with Florida Manufacturers, Brewers, Business Owners

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Florida manufacturers, brewers and business owners joined Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide nonpartisan campaign against tariffs, at a town hall to unveil new economic data detailing the impact of tariffs on Florida’s economy. The data, compiled by the Trade Partnership, shows that tariffs cost Florida businesses almost $92 million in November 2018 alone, more than eight times the tariffs paid on those same products last year

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Tariff Stories: A Weekly Look at How Tariffs Hurt Americans

11,000 Texas Farmers Ask for Relief from Trump’s Tariffs (Waco Tribune-Herald)

“At least 11,000 Texas farmers believe they have suffered because of tariffs and trade disputes erupting amid President Donald Trump’s get-tough stance with China, which buys about half the cotton grown statewide, according to the Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.” … “Texas Farm Bureau spokesman Gene Hall said farmers and ranchers have mixed feelings about the Trump administration, tariffs and the best approach to dealing with China.” … “‘A trade war could not have come at a worst possible time. It is being felt most acutely in the Midwest, but we’re having problems here, too. These market assistance payments are helpful, but no one considers them a long-term solution.”

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Tariffs Hurt the Heartland Sends Ways and Means Committee Over 500 Stories of Tariff Pain Ahead of Lighthizer Hearing

VIEW THE DATABASE OF OVER 500 STORIES AT: https://tariffshurt.com/tariff-story-database/

(WASHINGTON) – Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, the nationwide campaign opposing tariffs supported by over 150 trade associations from every industry, today sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee along with over 500 stories of how tariffs are hurting Americans ahead of United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s scheduled testimony before the committee next week. The stories, which the campaign has been collecting since the start of the trade war, come from congressional districts and states in every corner of the country and reinforce that fact that Americans, not foreign countries, are paying the price for tariffs.

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ICYMI: WaPo Fact Checker: THH Data Debunks President’s Claim China is Paying Tariffs

Trump’s repeated claim that China is paying ‘billions’ in tariffs to the Treasury

By Glenn Kessler

February 22, 2019 at 3:00 AM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/2019/02/22/trumps-repeated-claim-that-china-paying-billions-tariffs-treasury/

“Billions of Dollars are being paid to the United States by China in the form of Trade Tariffs!”

— President Trump, in a tweet, Feb. 16, 2019

“The tariffs are bringing a tremendous amount of money to our Treasury.”

— Trump, in remarks to the Cabinet, Feb. 12

“Those tariffs are costing them a lot of money, and they’re going into our Treasury; remember that, we’re filling up with billions of dollars.”

— Trump, at a campaign rally in El Paso, Feb. 11

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