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GOP chairman calls on Trump administration to explain tariff exclusions

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GOP chairman calls on Trump administration to explain tariff exclusions

Sen. Ron Johnson is demanding that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross explain the administration's thinking on how companies can be excluded from the administration's tariffs, claiming that his state's businesses find it "arbitrary" and it has cost just one Wisconsin business millions of dollars. In a letter to Ross obtained by POLITICO, Johnson (R-Wis.) said businesses in his state are complaining about the hurdles for applying for an exclusion from the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the administration on U.S. allies. And the Homeland Security chairman said the increased tariffs are hurting Wisconsin companies. Story Continued Below "The Department's denial of the exclusion request has resulted