Area lawmakers urge action against China

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Area lawmakers urge action against China

Warren Tribune Chronicle – Two elected federal lawmakers brought their case for action against Chinese currency manipulation to a Newton Falls company Monday.

During a visit to Venture Plastics, U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, urged House of Representatives to act on a bill they said would create and protect jobs by “cracking down on Chinese currency manipulation.”

Brown and Ryan joined Steve Trapp, president of the 150-worker company, to outline how legislation will help level the playing field for Ohio manufacturers while helping create and protect millions of American jobs.

“We’re already in a trade war,” Brown said in a statement. “We cannot stand by and watch any longer as our factories close down and entire communities undergo total devastation We must equip the Obama Administration with the tools it needs to crack down on China’s currency manipulation and help level the playing field for American businesses.”

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