Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following the announcement that the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have reached a deal to lift the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

“Removing these tariffs on steel and aluminum is a major step in the right direction to ratifying the USMCA and strengthening the relationship with Canada, our nation’s closest economic partner,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This is also great news for my district, which is home to the oldest aluminum smelter in the entire country. I applaud President Trump for reaching this deal, which will have meaningful impacts for Canadian firms operating in my district and for the North Country economy as a whole.”