Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam releases statement the passage of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act

Sep 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House passed by voice vote the Senate amendment to H.R. 4318, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act, which abolishes obsolete tariffs on goods that are not manufactured in the U.S.

Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) is a co-sponsor of this bipartisan legislation. In January, the House passed the bill by a vote of 402-0. The bill then went to the Senate, where it was amended and passed unanimously. Today, the House agreed to the Senate’s amendments and passed the bill unanimously by voice vote. The bill now goes to the President for a signature.

Roskam released the following statement on the final passage of the bill:

“Manufacturers throughout the Sixth District have felt the weight of these tariffs on their businesses for far too long. Import taxes such as those outlined in this legislation distort our economy and harm American manufacturers. The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act will liberate manufacturers from unnecessary and harmful costs that reduces hiring, slows growth and raises the price of consumer goods.

“This legislation allows our manufacturers to remain competitive in a global market and keep costs low, which increases production and creates jobs. I was proud to work with Chairman [Kevin] Brady on this bipartisan legislation and thank him for his leadership on this bill.”

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BACKGROUND:

  • According to the National Association of Manufacturers, The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 would eliminate import tariffs of more than $1.1 billion over the next three years and boost U.S. manufacturing output by more than $3.1 billion.
  • The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act provides tariff relief for nearly 1,700 different products.
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