Whitehouse introduced the American Business Tariff Relief Act last year to address concerns raised by Rhode Island businesses regarding the process for companies to apply for exclusions from increased tariffs.  The legislation would require the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce to establish a process under which U.S. businesses can request exclusions from increased tariffs prior to the imposition of the new tariffs.

Whitehouse has also introduced No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act to level the playing field for American companies by ensuring that multinationals pay the same tax rate on profits earned abroad as they do in the United States.  The legislation would end incentives created by President Trump’s tax law to outsource jobs and shift profits offshore.