Letter from Sen. Rand Paul to the USTR about AK Steel

I write to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in regards to the the global steel industry situation and its impact on U.S. steel industry and market (Docket No: 2016-04857) published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2016. I know this is an issue incredibly important to the hard-working families in Ashland, Kentucky, as well many other communities in this great nation.

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For a More Prosperous United States and Cuba

During the recent historic trip to Cuba with President Obama and fellow bipartisan members of the House and Senate, I felt the excitement and energy of the Cuban people towards a rekindled friendship and infinite possibilities for growth in both our economies. It was clearly evident that the Cuban nation was ready to establish closer ties with our country and this can be done with your help.

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Help Create Middle-Class Jobs (v. 5)

Recreational boating is a multi-billion dollar per year business in the United States that supports hundreds of thousands of middle-class jobs. Yachts are the floating economic engines at the center of this industry. At least thirteen percent of the value of every yacht sold in the U.S. immediately goes towards upgrades that boost the local economy where the sale takes place. And, an additional ten percent of the boat’s value goes to maintenance every year. This means jobs for carpenters, painters, mechanics, welders, and others involved in boat maintenance and retrofitting. Plus, each yacht docked in the U.S. requires the support of crew members who spend their dollars in the local economy.

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