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Lawmakers at odds over merits of Whirlpool's request for safeguard relief

September 07, 2017
A contingent of House members has come to South Korean-based Samsung's defense as it faces a Section 201 petition from Whirlpool, which wants the International Trade Commission to recommend to the administration a global safeguard on large residential washers. At an ITC hearing on Sept. 7, Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) testified in support of Whirlpool, which has facilities in Ohio. But Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) testified in defense of the...

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