For Immediate Release
September 24, 2013
Contact:

Sean Neary/Meaghan Smith (Baucus) 202-224-4515
Andrea Helling/Dan Malessa (Tester) 202-228-0371

Baucus-Tester Statement on Resolving U.S.-China Solar Trade Dispute

MEMORANDUM

To:         Reporters and Editors
From:      

Sean Neary and Meaghan Smith for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

Andrea Helling and Dan Malessa for Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Date: September 24, 2013
Re: Baucus-Tester Statement on Resolving U.S.-China Solar Trade Dispute

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today released the following statement on a new proposal from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to resolve the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China over solar energy products:

“We applaud the efforts of the Solar Energy Industries Association to resolve the solar dispute between the U.S. and China.  Without a doubt, this dispute has had a harmful effect on jobs in the U.S. and undercut our competitiveness in critical high-tech industries.  The best outcome for workers, manufacturers and consumers in Montana and across the country is to negotiate a settlement and bring the dispute to a close.  We are ready to work with all parties to resolve this important matter.”


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