WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today voted for Wilbur Ross, President Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Commerce Department, which plays a key role in overseeing enforcement of trade policy. 

“I’ve worked with Wilbur Ross in the past and know he understands the importance of a strong American steel sector. I look forward to working with him in his new role as Commerce Secretary to address the urgent need to reduce China’s steel overcapacity, which has devastated the U.S. steel industry and its workers,” said Brown. “Mr. Ross will play a key role in the overhaul of U.S. trade policy President Trump has promised and I will press him and the Administration to strengthen enforcement against those who cheat our trade laws.”

Brown reached out to Trump immediately following the election to offer his assistance in retooling our nation’s trade policy.