Washington, D.C. – In public testimony before members of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) spoke in support of the Pennsylvania newspaper industry. In addition to reaffirming the importance of a free press to our democracy, Casey submitted the concerns of newspapers in Pennsylvania to the Commission for review.
“A free press and newspapers serve as a bedrock of our democracy and they must have access to the necessary resources that ensure our informed public,” said Senator Casey before the Commission. “While we value our larger publications with wide circulation, it is our local newspapers, whose reporters execute the duties of the fourth estate for their communities, that have struggled the most as Americans across the country make difficult choices in the face of stagnant wages. I have heard from many newspapers in Pennsylvania expressing concern about the impacts of Commerce’s preliminary findings. I know you will undertake a judicious review of the concerns raised by my constituents and take the appropriate action.”
A full copy of his testimony can be found here.