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Maine lawmakers ask Trump for trade aid for lobster industry

June 7, 2019 at 12:57 PM
Maine's congressional delegation has asked President Trump to provide financial assistance to the lobster industry – as he has to farmers – to compensate for the effects of Chinese retaliatory tariffs. The lobster industry was “one of the first victims of retaliation imposed by China,” the lawmakers wrote in a June 7 letter to Trump . Unlike farmers, however, the industry has not been provided any relief. The Trump administration last month rolled out a second, $16 billion trade mitigation...

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