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Ambassador Lighthizer Comments on President Trump’s Decision to Declare a National Emergency

March 13, 2020

Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency in the fight against the coronavirus:

“From the beginning, President Trump has made the safety, security and health of the American people his number one priority.  The aggressive action he is taking unleashes the full power of the Federal Government to forcefully and proactively respond to this challenge.”