“Companies like Whirlpool can compete with anyone in the world when there is a level playing field,” Brown in a statement Thursday. “We’re at risk of losing our good-paying manufacturing jobs if we allow our companies to be undermined and undercut by illegal trade practices carried out by our trading partners.
Earlier this year, Brown and Stabenow, along with Sens. Carl LevinCarl LevinDevin Nunes has jeopardized the oversight role of Congress Ted Cruz wants to destroy the Senate as we know it A package proposal for repatriation MORE (D-Mich.) and Rob PortmanRob PortmanOvernight Finance: Senators spar over Wall Street at SEC pick's hearing | New CBO score for ObamaCare bill | Agency signs off on Trump DC hotel lease GOP senators offer bill to require spending cuts with debt-limit hikes Vulnerable Senate Dem: Border tax concerning for agriculture MORE (R-Ohio), sent a letter to the Commerce Department asking it to enforce trade laws and level the playing field for U.S. companies now that there is a trade agreement between the United States and South Korea.
“We need to be exporting our products, not our jobs. When other countries engage in illegal trade practices, it harms American manufacturers and workers,” Stabenow said in a statement Thursday. “We need to hold other countries accountable that refuse to play by the rules and crack down on unfair trade practices that undermine our businesses and workers.”