Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) released the following statement on BMW’s announcement that it is raising prices on American manufactured automobiles and increasing production in China due to President Trump’s trade war:

“It’s clear that another part of our local economy will be impacted by President Trump’s self-inflicted trade war with China. We’ve already seen the President’s reckless and cavalier approach to trade hit local companies that use steel, as well as our lemon and avocado growers. Now the President’s policies are hurting jobs connected to the Port of Hueneme, a critical economic driver in Ventura County.

“This will have a direct and negative impact on jobs in our community, where many of the automobiles made in South Carolina are shipped for processing and then exported to Canada and distributed throughout 13 western states.

“This is another example of how the President’s sledgehammer approach to our global economy can have serious consequences for American jobs and the American economy. Instead of a destabilizing trade war that hurts communities across the nation, we need economic policies that benefit American workers, farmers, businesses, and consumers.”

Brownley sent a letter to President Trump today strongly urging him to end the U.S. Department of Commerce investigation on auto imports, which is hurting the local and national economy.


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