Senator Mark Warner
It happened again. The President escalated his trade war with China, putting $899 million in Virginia exports and 1.1 million Virginia jobs at risk. We’ve got to hold China accountable, but this approach is all wrong. Instead of these across-the-board tariffs that stick consumers with the costs, the President needs to get smart — form a coalition with the like-minded allies that he’s currently alienating, and jointly confront China with a coordinated strategy to find an acceptable deal. This escalating trade war is going to cost many Virginians their jobs at a time when they will see rising prices for the goods they buy every day. This is reckless. It’s dangerous, and it’s putting some of our most vital local industries at risk.