May 24,2018

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Wyden Statement on Commerce Department Announcement of Investigation of Auto Imports

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today questioned the Commerce Department’s announcement it would investigate whether imported automobiles threaten national security.

“The Administration has yet to explain how this latest action fits into a coherent strategy to increase American auto jobs and wages for American workers, or whether it is just designed to create more chaos and confusion,” Wyden said. “Given the President’s recent moves to pull back on enforcement against China, I increasingly doubt such a strategy exists.”