(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II would like to hear from businesses in the Fifth District of Missouri impacted by recently imposed tariffs.
“I want to hear from business organizations, farm operations and workers in the Fifth District who are worried about a trade war or are already feeling the impact of tariffs on their businesses,” said Congressman Cleaver.
Business leaders who wish to speak with Congressman Cleaver about their concerns can visit his website at https://cleaver.house.gov/serving-you/trade-survey to enter their information.
Or if preferred, you can contact one of my district offices to fill-out a survey in person.
Kansas City, MO Office: 101 W. 31st Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, (816) 842-4545
Higginsville, MO Office: 1923 Main Street, Higginsville, MO 64037, (660)-584-7373
Independence, MO Office:211 Maple Ave., Independence, MO 64050, (816) 833-4545
In June, Congressman Cleaver, along with Canadian Consul General John Cruickshank, hosted a public meeting in Higginsville, Missouri for farmers and local business leaders to discuss the impact of tariffs and the future of NAFTA renegotiations. He also attended a dinner with Kansas City business leaders to answer questions about trade and the impacts of tariffs.
President Trump imposed tariffs on the European Union, Canada, China, and Mexico. In retaliation, those countries have imposed tariffs on the U.S. In addition to the direct impacts of tariffs on American-made goods which businesses want to sell in overseas markets, tariffs can have negative effects on the price of goods for American consumers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated $881 million of Missouri exports are threatened by retaliatory tariffs.