From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
STEMMING THE TIDE OF JOB LOSSES
(Ms. KAPTUR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
Ms. KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, recently while announcing his manufacturing
jobs initiative, President Trump said: “Everything is going to be
based on bringing our jobs back. The good jobs, the real jobs. They
have to come back.”
Well, this month, more than 700 idled U.S. Steel workers in Lorain,
Ohio, were notified they will permanently lose their jobs come this
June. Lorain has lost over 1,000 steel jobs since 2015. It is ground
zero on the trade and jobs front. This stalwart town and its dear
people have been battered by continuing job washout in steel due to
unfair trade practices and closed markets abroad, particularly with
China and Russia.
Through no fault of their own, workers in too many of America's steel
towns are hurting because of foreign product dumped on U.S. soil
undercutting our very way of life.
Last week, I invited Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to visit Lorain
to witness firsthand the urgency of stabilizing our manufacturing
sector and fulfilling President Trump's job promises of only a few
If our Nation is going to stem the tide of job losses caused by one-
sided trade deals on an uneven global playing field, there is no better
place to start than Lorain, Ohio. Please, President Trump and Commerce
Secretary Ross, come to Lorain, Ohio.