“We have seen the harm that unfair and illegal trade practices have done to our steel industry—most recently with the idling of Granite City Works in Madison County,” said Rep. Bost. “Congress has enacted legislation providing the Department of Commerce with the appropriate tools and authority to combat unfair trade practices and I fully expect them to apply these in a manner that helps protect and put our steelmakers back to work. There is no question that American steel can compete with anyone in the world, given a fair playing field.”

“We appreciate Congressman Bost’s continued leadership on strong enforcement of U.S. trade laws and advocacy on behalf of United States Steel and Granite City,” said Suzanne Rich Folsom, United States Steel Corporation General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs.