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Senator Casey Supports Increased Tariffs on China to Protect U.S. Jobs

U.S. Senator Bob Casey has commended the U.S. Trade Representative’s decision to continue and escalate Section 301 tariffs against China due to its unfair trade practices. Senator Casey has consistently voiced concerns that reducing these tariffs would negatively impact American workers, jobs, and manufacturers both in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Senator Casey supports Buy America standards and has advocated for policies to boost American manufacturing. In November, he expressed his concerns to President Biden about possible reductions in Section 232 and 301 tariffs, citing national security risks. Additionally, he opposed a resolution that would have eliminated Buy American requirements for electric vehicle chargers, which would have increased U.S. reliance on Chinese products essential to clean vehicle infrastructure.

Casey played a key role in passing the Build America, Buy America Act within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, mandating that all materials used in infrastructure projects be produced in the U.S. He also supported the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides tax credits for clean energy technologies and offers additional credits for using American materials.

In April 2024, alongside Senator Tammy Baldwin, Casey pushed for an investigation into China’s trade practices that affect American shipbuilding and national security. More recently, he urged President Biden to uphold Section 301 tariffs, which the administration agreed to maintain.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

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Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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