By WDIO, March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan met Friday with top administration officials at the White House in an effort to determine what immediate steps can be taken to stop mining and steel industry job losses stemming from declining iron ore prices and unfair dumping of foreign steel.
The meeting with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, and Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council, follows recent announcements of layoffs at the Keewatin Taconite and Magnetation operations on Minnesota’s Iron Range.
Administration officials shared the Minnesota leaders’ concerns about illegal dumping and their commitment to protecting the U.S. steel industry and its workers.
For the full story, click here.