Washington, DC –Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 6031, the PRINT Act. The PRINT Act would suspend new tariffs currently being imposed on imported uncoated groundwood paper from Canada, which is the primary source of newsprint and other paper used by domestic newspapers, book publishers and commercial printers. Simultaneously, the legislation would require the Department of Commerce to review the economic health of the printing and publishing industries.

“Our district is home to a thriving local press corps that would be unfairly burdened by the costs of tariffs on Canadian paper,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Local news is a critical part of our North Country community and I am pleased to support this legislation that will help keep our local papers competitive.”

Recently, Congresswoman Stefanik and her colleagues also sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging reconsideration of the tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper.