Democratic House Candidate Kelly Says Recent Trade Policies Just One Consequence of Poor Congressional Oversight

Democratic House Candidate Kelly Says Recent Trade Policies Just One Consequence of Poor Congressional Oversight

MT. VERNON — In the latest tariffs announced by the Trump administration, the U.S. will be putting a 10 percent on $200 billion in Chinese imported goods. That new tariff will grow to 25 percent in 2019. China has since announced tariffs on $60 billion of American made goods, including meat, alcoholic drinks, chemicals, machinery, and auto parts.

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly is running for Illinois’ 12th district house seat. Kelly says Congress should be taking charge of American trade policy, and executive trade policies spanning back multiple presidents have not helped southern Illinois.

Kelly is looking to unseat Mike Bost from the seat in November. Bost has held the 12th District House Seat since 2015.

You can hear the full interview with Kelly on the Southern Illinois Insider this Sunday at 11 a.m. on AM 940, 96.5 FM and 94.1 FM, WMIX.