Washington DC- U.S Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following today’s announcement from the Department of Commerce regarding imports of Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). Casey is set to testify in front of the ITC this week before it takes a final vote.
“Today’s decision from the Department of Commerce on Oil Country Tubular Goods is a step in the right direction. Because of unfair practices by our trading partners, the domestic steel industry is facing a crisis. According to an Economic Policy Institute study, we stand to lose half a million jobs in this country with over 35,000 in Pennsylvania alone if we don’t push back against the flood of underpriced product into our markets. Pennsylvania steel businesses and workers are some of the best in the world but they need a fair playing field to compete. Despite the progress made today, we must remain vigilant. I will continue to work day in and day out with the steel industry and labor to ensure our trade laws are enforced.”