| Jan 7, 2018


CTTF (China Trade Task Force), will hold a high-profile media event at the National Press Club to discuss the threat posed to U.S. national security by the significant deterioration of the U.S. primary aluminum industry and the need to adjust imports for the industry to restart idled production. In recent months, President Trump initiated a Section 232 national security investigation to explore the threats posed to the U.S. national and economic security by the continued deterioration of the U.S. aluminum industry due to the ongoing global excess capacity crisis.

WHAT: Exclusive on-the-record media event with the 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Members of Congress and Industry Experts


  • John Adams, Brigadier General, U.S. Army
  • Mike Bless, CEO, Century Aluminum
  • James Comer, Congressman (KY-01)
  • Tom Conway, Vice President, United Steelworkers Union
  • Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:30 am ET – 10:30 am ET

National Press Club, Murrow Room
529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045

Space is limited. To attend please RSVP here. Coffee, tea, and light pastries will be provided.

WHY: The Commerce Department is expected to present the results of the Section 232 investigation later this month. Since 2009, more than 4,000 American aluminum workers have lost their jobs due to the global excess capacity crisis caused largely by continued and sustained subsidization by foreign governments of their domestic aluminum industries. To make matters worse, the increased reliance on aluminum imports puts our defense and critical infrastructure at risk, as they are used in used in everything from ships, tanks, and armaments to bridges, rail systems, our electrical grid, and energy infrastructure. After receiving the investigation results, President Trump will have 90 days to determine a course of action— that may potentially help save thousands of U.S. aluminum jobs.