More than one hundred Republican members of Congress on Wednesday signed a letter "urging" President Donald Trump to trim down his proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.
"We urge you to reconsider the idea of broad tariffs to avoid unintended negative consequences to the U.S. economy and its workers," the GOP lawmakers said in the letter.
The letter, released by the House Ways and Means Committee, comprised signatures from 107 Republican U.S. representatives.
In the letter, Republicans applauded the Trump administration's successes on tax reform, but warned that "adding new taxes in the form of broad tariffs would undermine this remarkable progress."
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Rather than impose tariffs of 25 percent on all steel imports and 10 percent on all aluminum imports, the Republicans called on Trump to focus on "China's unfair practices" if tariffs cannot be avoided.
In a statement accompanying the letter, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said, "We're urging the President to tailor these tariffs so American businesses can continue to trade fairly with our partners, sell American-made products to customers all over the world, and hire more workers here at home."