GOP, Dems find common cause in China OCTG fight before the ITC

Dec 20, 2009 | 07:00 PM |

Sure, the final hearing on the oil country tubular goods (OCTG) trade case against Chinese imports may have been weeks ago.

But, for you folks in the steel industry, that doesn't mean your faithful representatives in Washington, D.C., aren't still crowding in to throw their support behind you. (And on both sides of the aisle, we might add. Maybe China is the only issue the donkey and the elephants can agree on?)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) went to bat for U.S. Steel Corp.'s Fairfield, Ala., OCTG producing plant, arguing that "one of the most significant pipe producers in the country" needs a little help from the International Trade Commission (ITC).....

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