On April 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive memorandum initiating an investigation exploring the national security implications of foreign imports of aluminum on U.S. national security. The action is allowable under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. You can read the full executive memorandum and statement from the White House here and a summary of Section 232 actions here.
Representatives from the Aluminum Association and others in the domestic aluminum industry as well as several members of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus joined the president for the signing ceremony, which was broadcast live nationally. The association also responded with an official statement.
Official White House Photo from left to right -- Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2); Rep. Jason Smith (MO-8); Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross; Gabe Hudock, President & Founder, Alumisource; Michael Bless, President, CEO & Director, Century Aluminum; Mrs. Gabe Hudock; Garney Scott, President & CEO, Scepter Inc & Aluminum Association Chairman; Margaret Consentino, Vice President, Government Affairs & Defense, Arconic; Lee McCarter, CEO, JW Aluminum; Heidi Brock, President & CEO, the Aluminum Association; Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3); Rep. Larry Bucshon (IN-8), Co-Chairman, Congressional Aluminum Caucus; Michelle O'Neill, Vice President, Government Affairs & Trade Policy, Alcoa; Roy Harvey, CEO, Alcoa.
Check out our sizzle reel highlighting key press covearge from the event:
You can view the full ceremony and comments below.