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Congressman Darin LaHood discusses tariffs

Darin LaHood - KHQA

U.S. Representative Darin LaHood (R) visited Quincy last week to discuss his goals if re-elected to serve Illinois' 18th District.

He spoke with KHQA about improving infrastructure and work force development.

The republican congressman also discussed what he calls the need to increase skilled labor jobs by investing at the federal level.

He also said agriculture and tariffs are keys to improving the economy and benefiting farmers.

I'm not a fan of tariffs," Rep. LaHood said. "Tariffs are taxes, and so they are taxes on consumers. But tariffs can be used as a mechanism to change behavior. Chinese have been ripping us off for 25 years and no president from Clinton, to Bush, to Obama has been able to do anything about it and President Trump is doing something about it."
Lahood debates against Democrat Junius Rodriguez October 22 in Springfield. KHQA will have live reports from the debate on KHQA News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Watch the full interview with Congressman LaHood here.

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