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Republican Politicians Defend Bombardier’s Economic Impact in U.S.

(Associated Press)

Several U.S. Republican members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to consider Bombardier’s economic impact south of the borders as it decides whether to impose duties on its CSeries plane.

Three GOP senators and two representatives from Kansas and West Virginia, along with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, sent a letter last week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Without opposing the means to counter “unlawful activities” in international trade, the politicians said Bombardier and Boeing offer work to thousands of Americans.

Bombardier is active in 17 states and has more than 2,000 workers in Kansas and West Virginia, the letter said. Click here to read more.