Nov 09 2001

SEN. SHELBY URGES WHITE HOUSE TO DEFEND AMERICAN STEEL INDUSTRY

 U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) today urged the White House to defend the American steel industry.

In a letter to President Bush, Sen. Shelby urged the Administration to move forward with plans to protect the industry, in light of a recent International Trade Commission finding that surging imports have caused substantial injury to the United States steel industry.

"A thriving domestic steel industry is important to both Alabama and the nation as a whole," said Shelby. I urge the Administration to move quickly to defend the American steel industry and to develop a strong and effective remedy to the problems currently faced by our domestic steel producers."

A copy of Sen. Shelby's letter follows:

President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President,

In light of the recent International Trade Commission finding that surging imports have caused substantial injury to the United States steel industry, I urge the Administration to craft a remedy that is commensurate with the degree of injury found. A thriving domestic steel industry is important both to my home state of Alabama and our nation as a whole. As such it is my hope that your Administration will move forward expeditiously with a strong and effective remedy.

Your commitment to our domestic steel industry is much appreciated. I look forward to your Administrations's response to the ITC decision.